Interview with 2007 Cybils Non-Fiction Picture Book Panelists Tricia Stohr-Hunt and Fiona Bayrock

Monday, January 7, 2008.

2007 Cybils Awards

Fall 2007 reading at our house had a higher than usual non-fiction slant as Andrea joined kidLit bloggers:

on the Non-Fiction Picture Books nominating committee for the second annual Cybils Awards.

In celebration of today’s announcement of finalists in Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction Picture Books, Non-Fiction MG/YA and Young Adult Novels categories of the 2007 Cybils Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, Mark speaks with Non-Fiction Picture Book panelists Tricia Stohr-Hunt and Fiona Bayrock about a nomination and finalist process done completely online and how a team of five people were able to collaborate to pick seven of forty-six books.

Be sure to pop over to Cybils Central to get the scoop on all the fabulous finalists and, while you’re there, check out the full list of non-fiction picture book nominees.

You can also check out some of the panelists’ thoughts on some of the 46 nominated titles:

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Trapped Air Trickiness: Bubble Homes and Fish Farts

Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Bubble Homes and Fish FartsAuthor: Fiona Bayrock (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Carolyn Conahan (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Charlesbridge (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1570916705

Chapters.ca Amazon.com

Quick! What’s used for communication, transportation, self defence, sound-dampening, warmth, entertainment and hatching and doesn’t cost a cent? If you didn’t say “bubbles” – and even if you did – you will be blown away (how could we resist?) by this beautifully illustrated and light hearted look at the ingenious uses of suds in the wild.

More fascinating animal facts on JOMB:

HOTLINE VOICES: Chel Pixie recalls a colourful favourite, The Very Hungry Caterpillar (by Eric Carle).

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.

Nominate Your Favourites of 2008: The Cybils Start Today

Wednesday, October 1, 2008.

Nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Cybils Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards so pop over to www.Cybils.com and nominate your favourite book of 2008 in each of nine categories from picture books up to young adult fiction.

Nominations close on October 15 2008 so do it today, since, as Horrid Henry says, later often happily turns to never

This year, I have the honour of joining the following fabulous KidLit Bloggers on the Non-Fiction Picture Books committees :

First Round Judges:

David Judge of Adventures at Wilder Farm
Tricia Stohr-Hunt of The Miss Rumphius Effect
Becky Bilby of In the Pages
Debbie Nance of Readerbuzz
Jone MacCulloch of Check It Out

Final Judges:

Fiona Bayrock of Books and ‘Rocks
Candice Ransom of Ellsworth’s Journal
Andrea Beaty of Three Silly Chicks
Andrea Ross of Just One More Book!
Emily Mitchell of Emily Reads

so be sure to nominate some great non-fiction and make our job a tough one!

PS. You can check out 2008 publications on JOMB here.

Filed under: Cybils,News and Notes

And They’re Off….

Monday, October 1, 2007.

Cybils 2007School’s in full swing and we’re back in cozy sweaters … which means it’s Cybils time, again!

Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Cybils Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards so pop over to www.Cybils.com and nominate your favourite book of 2007 in each of eight categories; from picture books up to young adult fiction. Nominations close on November 21 2007, so don’t delay!

This year, I have the honour of joining fabulous kidlit bloggers:

on the Non-Fiction Picture Books nominating committee so remember to nominate some great non-fiction!

Filed under: News and Notes
 
 

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