The countdown for CYBILS AWARDS 2020 is finally over:
August: Application and selection of panelist
September: Nominations in all categories
October-November: Round one panelists are reading, thinking, reviewing, winnowing.
December: Panelists huddle in each category, resolve debates, select finalists.
January 1: CYBILS announces the finalists in all fifteen categories, handing over the lists to the Round Two Panelists who must determine the ultimate winner among winning works.
February 14: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
That's today, as I write this! Find the link to full listing HERE!
In the fiction picture book category I served as a first round panelist, and these were our finalists:
Each of these, and so many others that we read, are winners in their own standing. But today, I'm thrilled to share the news that the ultimate 2020 CYBILS FICTION BOOK WINNER is:
I raved about it in a prior post, here.