August 28, 2014

Get Your Bookish Opinions Heard!

That wig is BIG.
Let's face it--we're all in this because we love children's and YA books. We read them. We write them. We want to talk about them until we drive everyone nuts within a 10-foot radius. But sometimes it seems like the people who really get to have their opinions heard are the ones we might call Bigwigs, the review outlets and official book awards (although whether they actually wear wigs of an outlandish size is unknown at this time). 

This is why YOU should be involved in the Cybils Awards. Yes, YOU! It's THE blogger-driven grassroots book award for children's and young adult books, and book apps, and right now their application for judges is open and just waiting for you to fill it out. It is so much fun, you get to read a ton of the year's best books, and it's US BLOGGERS--whether we're parents, teachers, writers, librarians, booksellers, whatever--who get to decide on the best of the year in a wide range of genres. We hash it out. The gloves are off. (Also the wigs.) So if you haven't applied to be a judge yet, go!

3 comments:

tanita✿davis said...

Ahhhhh, so you wear a wig when you read for the Cybils. THIS EXPLAINS SO MUCH.

Sarah Stevenson said...

HAHAHA! The secret's out...

Sheila Ruth said...

I like it! We should all wear big wigs while we're debating the books. Can you picture us sitting around a (virtual) table in our wigs discussing literature?