call for volunteer Cybils judges has been called. Last year I was on the nominating panel for Middle Grade Fiction and in 2008 I was on the nominating panel for YA Fiction. It's definitely a blast (and a lot of work - be prepared!). Interested in participating? Head over to the Cybils site, read the rules, and put in your application!
Also, the 2010 KidLitosphere Conference fast approaches! Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend this year, but if you should totally go if you can. I went last year and it was great to meet up with my bloggity friends and talk books and blogs.
Speaking of conferences, the Anderson's YA Literature Conference is coming up in a couple of weeks. If you're in the Chicagoland area and love YA lit, you will definitely want to look into it.
Or if you're down south, you might want to check out the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN. Thanks to A Fuse #8 Production for the link.
Where's the line between fact and fiction? The Allen County Public Library Mock Sibert blog is asking that question. Head on over there and put in your two cents.
I think I can speak for all public children's librarians when I say that this pretty much sums up how we feel about school starting:
That's from LOLCats, obvs.
And I think that's all the kidlit stuff I have for you this week. This is not related, but pretty cool:
Thanks to dooce for the link.
To all in the States, have a wonderful holiday weekend! I will be heading to Cincinnati on Saturday to spend some time with my besties watching fireworks and drinking beer. Good times, that.