It’s St. Valentine’s Day, which means among many other things that it’s the day the Cybils winners are announced. After a public nominating process and two rounds of judging by bloggers in the kidlitosphere, the 2010 winners have been selected and are officially posted on the Cybils website.
Once again I was a judge, and this year I was back to graphic novels. I’ll have more to say in about a week about the winners and my choices in the graphic novel category (and perhaps about judging in general), but for the next week or so I’m going to be posting reviews of some of the books considered for this years Cybils over at the review site, the excelsior file. I’ve decided to hold off on posting about my decisions until after my reviews are up, starting tomorrow since I’ve got a (semi) Valentine’s book reviewed today.
As with most years, they Cybils provides a nice alternative to the other book awards out there. I don’t know if it’s the nominating process, or the variety of people involved in judging, but there always seems to be a few surprises when it comes to naming winners. And this year I actually read a number of winners before they were announced! That’s a first. (I even reviewed the Teen Sci-Fi winner Rot & Ruin for Guys Lit Wire.)
Always full of surprises, the 2010 Cybils: check ’em out.