Nomination season has begun for the 2009 Cybils, which is also known in some circles as the Children’s and Young Adult Blogger’s Literary Awards. You read? You read something you liked in 2009? Head over to the Cybils site and nominate it.

I’m proud to be taking part in the awards this year in the Fiction Picture Books category. Here’s how the committee shakes down:

Panel Organizer: Pam Coughlan, MotherReader

Panelists (Round I Judges):

Shelly Burns, Write for a Reader
Pam Coughlan (see panel organizer)
Katie Harvey, Katie’s Literature Lounge
Natasha Maw, Maw Books Blog
Me, 100 Scope Notes

Round II Judges:

Amy, Big Brother is Reading
Andi (cloudscome), A Wrung Sponge
Lori Calabrese, Lori Calabrese Writes
Bethany Gatto, Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarian
Dawn Mooney, My Thoughts Exactly

Let’s ponder for a moment the past winners in this category:



Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.



The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington and Shelly Jackson.



How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham.