2011 Cybil Awards!

I’m so proud to finally be able to announce this! I have been asked to be a 2011 Cybils judge! Last year I was a picture book judge, but this year I’ll be a judge on the Easy Reader/Early Chapter Book panel. The definition of an ER/ECB is:
The first thing that stands out about books in these two genres is their shape. They’re sized for their audience to hold while reading aloud (roughly 6 x 9 inches). Think for reading by nine, and you can visualize this K through 3 audience. Other helpful hints:
Easy Readers usually have a banner and some form of reading level on the cover. They have short, simple sentences presented in BIG type fonts. In an Easy Reader, the images are usually in full color and are designed to help the child decode the words in the text.
Early Chapter Books are like traditional chapter books, but thinner / fewer pages. Their chapters are short (usually 3-6 pages), are illustrated (usually black and white), and have wide spacing between lines.
Thanks in advance to our Round 1 Panelists for winnowing down the list that we will vote on. Please check out their blogs!
Katie Ahearn
Sherry Early
Darshana Khiani
Catherine Nichols
Sheila Richburg
Danielle Smith
Amanda Struckmeyer

Round 2 Judges

Ashley Barrineau
Katie Davis
Amanda Furman
Stacey Loscalzo
Zoe Toft

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