Crazy about Cybils

Cybils 2013: Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards

Cybils 2013: Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards

Myra here. Hooray! It’s CYBILS time once more. I am extremely excited to be part of the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards once again as a Second Round Judge for the Fiction Picture Book Category. I learned a great deal from my experience last year as a Second Round Judge in the same […]

Chloes in Picture Books: Girls who Know their Minds

This is once again a double-feature as I share two picture books that have been nominated for Cybils Fiction Picture Books for 2012 perfect for our previous bimonthly theme Crazy Over Cybils, and our current one as we celebrate Oddballs and the Beauty in Strangenesses – Girls who Know their Minds. Chloe Story and Pictures By: Peter […]

Monday Reading: On Courage and Colors, Black Dog and Extra Yarn and February Winner of AWB Reading Challenge

It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts (and brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Two of our blogging friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have inspired us to join this vibrant meme. Last Week’s Reviews, Winner of AWB for February, and Miscellany Posts Sign-ups for the Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge is […]

Poetry Friday: A Taste of Janet Wong’s Poetry

For today’s Poetry Friday, I’m featuring a poem from Janet Wong’s Declaration of Interdependence. This was a 2012 Cybils nominee for the poetry division. It was my first time reading the poetry of Janet Wong, and, oh, where have I been all this time? I love all her poems in this collection. Her words are […]

Kindness, Comfort, Quiet Smiles, and Hopeful Dreams in Children’s Picture Books

One of the first things I did when I borrowed more than 30 fiction picture books nominated for 2012 Cybils was to group them into little categories. It was not that difficult as there were recurrent themes that can be discerned from the titles. Here are four picture books that celebrate kindness, comfort, quiet smiles […]