If you haven't yet checked out the CYBILS (the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards) website, today is the day you should head on over! CYBILS describes the award program as the place where books with "literary merit [AND] kid appeal" unite.
On Valentine's Day, while we were all feeling the love for our spouses, families and friends, CYBILS announced the books that the groups' esteemed judges are heralding as the best of 2010. The results are handily broken down by age (Elementary & Middle Grade as well as Young Adult) and by genre (Fiction Picture Books, Non-fiction, Easy Readers, Short Chapter Books, Poetry, Graphic Novels, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Middle Grade Fiction).
We've listed the Elementary and Middle Grade winners below, but be sure to visit the site for a review of each book to see if it might spark your young readers' interest. If you are looking for more options, you can also checkout the finalists for 2010 that we reported on in an earlier post.
Congratulations to all of the winners and happy reading LP!