I thought it fitting that we should report on the The Cybils since it is a "blogger-run, blogger-inspired award". The Cybils were the internet's first literary awards, and the acronym translates to Children 's & YA Bloggers' Literary Awards. This award was designed to recognize both a book's merit and its popularity. The founders felt that the Newbery Award was a bit too elitist for their tastes, and were looking for an alternative. Anyone with an email address can nominate their favorite children's book--very democratic. The Cybils are in their second year, and have picked some great books like Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale & Boy Toy by Barry Lyga--definitely worth taking a look.