Using the Cybils for Readers’ Advisory | ALSC Blog | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools |

"Cybils judges are trying for books with kid appeal. They do want books with literary merit, but they must also believe that the books will appeal to kids. But the big reason you can turn to the Cybils for Readers Advisory is because of the nature of the Finalists... The panelists... are looking to build a list of outstanding books in that particular genre for the past year...they work for variety in terms of appeal, theme, protagonists, gender, and so on."