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CYBILS Judges Announced!

The CYBILS judges for the 2016 awards have been announced, and I made the cut! I’ll be a second round judge for the Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction category, and I’m thrilled! Go to the CYBILS main page for links to the judges in each category and discover some great blogs.

Your turn is coming! Nominations open on October 1, and we want to know what you think are the best children’s and YA books you’ve read this year! Rules for nominating are here.


2016 Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction Judges: 

First Round

Sherry Early

Kristen Harvey
The Book Monsters

Brandy Painter
Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Charlotte Taylor
Charlotte’s Library

Brenda Tjaden
Log Cabin Library
Second Round

Mark Buxton
Say What?

Monica Edinger
Educating Alice

Heidi Grange
Geo Librarian

Rosemary Kiladitis

Tasha Saecker
Waking Brain Cells



I'm a mom, a children's librarian, bibliophile, and obsessive knitter. I'm a pop culture junkie and a proud nerd, and favorite reads usually fall into Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I review comics and graphic novels at WhatchaReading ( I'm also the co-founder of On Wednesdays We Wear Capes (, where I discuss pop culture and geek fandom from a female point of view.

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