Category Archives: Awards

ODDS and ENDS for a new month

Happy October! Many things are going on this month that may have gotten buried in your inbox or desktop. Let me unclutter them for you. Nominations open today and close in just two weeks on October 15th. If you are … Continue reading

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A whole batch of great middle grade books! It’s award season and I try to keep up with the almost daily announcements, focusing of course on middle grade. The CYBILS won’t reveal their winners until February 14th, but here are … Continue reading

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The 2019 Golden Cup Awards

I’ve wrapped up my reading for the year and that means it’s time to reveal my favorite moments in Middle Grade literature. The big name award groups recognize their favorite books, but my Golden Cup Awards look within the stories … Continue reading

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CYBILS MG Fiction Winners: A Look Back

The big announcement comes tomorrow with the crowning of the 13th Cybils MG Fiction winner (along with all the other categories). I’ve been involved in the judging the past four years. I couldn’t name all the previous winners so I … Continue reading

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My Favorites so far…

(Just four days remain until my big Anniversary Celebration. Come back on Monday, August 22nd for all the fun details.) Today’s post is also about the future. It’s time to gear up for another year of school, cooler temperatures, and … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Cybils Celebration Giveaway

Next week the winners in each category of this year’s Cybil Awards will be revealed. I am most excited for the category I worked on: Middle Grade Fiction. Myself and four other dedicated judges read each of the titles. We … Continue reading

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