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2015 CBR Nomination Makes Finalist Round of Cybils Award

Cybils-Logo-2015 Round LogoSo what is the Cybils award?  It is an award for children and young adult literature.  Books are nominated by category by book reviewers and bloggers.  Judges narrow the nominees down in the first round of judging and then select a winner in each category in the final round of judging.  “This book award was begun to fill a gaping need in the world of children’s books. We have only two criteria here: literary merit and popular appeal. If it’s literary but unreadable, it’s re-shelved. Popular but dumb? It’s toast. ” – Cybils WebSite

2013 was when Compass Book Ratings first discovered the Cybils Award.  We nominated titles in various categories.  Our 2013 Young Adult Graphic Novel Nominee, Templar by Jordan Mechner, went on to win its category.

In 2014, we again nominated in several categories.  We were thrilled that three of our nominations made it to the finalist stage:

The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming went on to win for the 2014 Non-fiction for Young Adults Category.

Kid Presidents, Book CoverThis year (2015) we again have had one of our nominations make it to the finalist category:  Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents by David Stabler.

To see the current list of Cybils Finalists in all categories, visit the Cybils Website.

– Cindy, Executive Editor

An accountant and CPA by profession, I found myself a book reviewer for Squeaky Clean Reads by happenstance. When the opportunity came to transform that website into Compass Book Ratings, I was excited to seize it and meld my business background with my love of books. As the mother of three teenage sons, I have read a large number of children and young adult books and I believe that there is great value in a content review service. As much as we would love to read everything our children read, there just isn’t enough time. I also appreciate being able to select books for myself that are really worth my precious and limited reading time. I believe there is a book out there for everyone–they just have to find it!

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