Cybils Awards~Nominate an App TODAY!

11 Oct
This is the second year that Books Apps are being recognized by the Cybils Awards. The Children’s and Young Adult Literary Bloggers’ (Cybils) Awards annually recognize the best in children’s and young adults books.  As I mentioned before, I am a Round 1 panelist for the Book Apps category. Anyone can nominate books (and apps!) between October 1st and October 15th. Time is running out, and there are only 5 DAYS left until public nominations close.

The process to nominate is simple – go HERE to nominate, and enter your favorite titles. All titles nominated must fall within the publication range of October 16, 2011-October 15, 2012.

We currently have approximately 20 excellent book apps nominated, but we would like to see more! Here are some worthy nominations that I hope you’ll consider submitting. If, by the time you read this blog, some of these titles have already been nominated, Kirkus has excellent app recommendations for consideration.
[All quotes and links from Kirkus Reviews]
Mr. Sandman published by Manon Aidan and Yanick Gourville. Illust. by Cyril Jedor
A moody, beautifully rendered dreamscape, this app about conquering a fear of the dark takes full advantage of the iPad’s capabilities.”
Leah & the Owl by Cori Doerrfeld
Because I love owls, of course I had to include this title. 🙂 “Leah’s adventure with the owl is a lovely dream, and so is this whimsical app, which makes the magic feel effortless.”
Hiding Hannah by Mike Johnson. Illust by Melanie McCall
“A child’s frustrating habit of hiding things (including herself) around the house is offset by the cuteness of the hider and the light, playful tone of this app.”
“Ever a guilty pleasure anyway, the popular but violent preschool hand rhyme takes a gothic turn in this startling iteration.”
Sneaky Sam by Josh Stewart. Illust. by Binny Talib
“A brief but endearing tale about a mischievous little boy.This app proves the notion that an interactive storybook need not be super slick or brimming with tricks to leap the “average” bar.”
The House That Went On Strike by Rania Ajami and John Casey. Illust. by Walter Krudop
“In an episode both funny and pointed, a family of slobs receives an ultimatum from their filthy house and its disgusted appliances.”
Even Monsters Get Sick by Michael Bruza
“Zub looks like a bad bargain until his new young owner, Harry, realizes that the monster isn’t sad and boring but actually ill…Children with wheezles and sneezles of their own will sympathize with the droopy monster and perhaps feel a little less anxious about doctor visits, too.”
Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery by Jamie Lee Curtis. Illust. by Laura Cornell
“…The stratospheric level of interactivity transforms the verse into soaring, imaginative exploration”

Happy Apping! [Okay, I don’t know if “apping” is actually a word, but let’s just go with it, ok? 😉 ]

One Response to “Cybils Awards~Nominate an App TODAY!”


  1. Have You Nominated a Book or Book App for the CYBILS? Better Hurry! | GeekMom | - October 11, 2012

    […] That’s where you come in. Visit the CYBILs site to view a list of all book apps that have been nominated so far. (Eligibility criteria are spelled out here; an app’s release date must be between Oct. 16, 2011 and Oct. 15, 2012 to qualify). If a book app you love isn’t there, please nominate it! (Need ideas? Mary Ann offers a few suggestions, and Round 1 Panelist Paula Willey notes some nonfiction book apps worth a look. UPDATED TO ADD: Panelist Lalitha offers more suggestions in this post.) […]

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