Saturday, February 12, 2011

The 2010 Cybils Awards to Be Announced Soon!

I served as a 2010 Cybils Round I Poetry Panelist. I think 2010 was a banner year for children's poetry. Our group nominated seven titles. There were other fine poetry books that didn't make our list of finalists.
The 2010 Cybils Poetry Finalists

Borrowed Names:
Poems about
Laura Ingalls Wilder,
Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie,
and Their Daughters
Written by Jeannine Atkins
Henry Holt
Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night
Written by Joyce Sidman
Illustrated by Rick Allen
Houghton Mifflin
Mirror, Mirror:
A Book of Reversible Verse
Written by Marilyn Singer
Illustrated Josee Masse
Scarum Fair
Written by Jessica Swaim
Illustrated by Carol Ashley
Celebrating Nature's Survivors
Written by Joyce Sidman
Illustrated by Beckie Prange
Houghton Mifflin

Sharing the Seasons:
A Book of Poems
Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Illustrated by David Diaz
Switching on the Moon:
A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems
Collected by Jane Yolen & Andrew Fusek Peters
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
2010 Cybils Poetry Panel

Panel Organizer: Kelly Fineman, Writing and Ruminating
Panelists (Round I Judges):
Bruce Black, Wordswimmer
Elaine Magliaro, Wild Rose Reader
Gina Ruiz, AmoXcalli, The Graphic Landscape
Laura Purdie Salas, Writing the World for Kids
Sylvia Vardell, Poetry for Children
Judges (Round II):
Kelly Fineman
(see category organizer)
Sara Lewis Holmes, Read Write Believe
Greg Pincus, GottaBook
Jama Rattigan, Alphabet Soup
Liz Scanlon, Liz in Ink
Let me say that it was a pleasure to work with the other Round I Panelists. They all have a true appreciation for children's poetry. I have great faith in our Round II Judges. They've had a difficult task--choosing one winner from all those wonderful poetry books. I can't wait to find out which title they select as the 2010 Cybils Poetry Award Winner!
Congratulations to the authors, illustrators, anthologists, and publishers of all the 2010 Cybils Poetry Finalists!!!


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous post, Elaine - thanks for all the CYBILS love!!

Toby Speed said...

Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Elaine, as usual we're indebted to you for your enthusiastic support for Cybils. Thanks so much for joining us again this year!

-Anne Levy, Cybils