I served on the judging panel for this Cybils category two years ago, and I was introduced to some wonderful books and authors for the 8 and under crowd. Here are a few 2013 nomination suggestions for this category:
All About Ellie (The Critter Club) by Callie Barkley. What does it take to be a star? What does it take to be a friend?
Bowling Alley Bandit (Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut) by Laurie Keller. Talking pizza, break-dancing bowling pins, and a doughnut, Arnie the Doughnut Dog, who sings karaoke.
Squirrels on Skis by J. Hamilton Ray. Reviewed at Becky’s Book Reviews.
A Pet Named Sneaker by Joan Heilbroner. Reviewed at Becky’s Book Reviews.
Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom! Joan Kolub. Reviewed at Becky’s Book Reviews.
Mr. Putter and Tabby Drop the Ball by Cynthia Rylant. Reviewed at Becky’s Book Reviews.
Ten Things I Love About You by Daniel Kirk. Reviewed at Redeemed Reader.
White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan. Reviewed at Redeemed Reader.
I may add more as I come across them. Go, read, nominate.