2007 Cybils


Congratulations to the 2007 Cybils winners (announced 2/14/07).  And thank you to everyone who worked so hard (and read so many books) for coming up with a list that has something for everyone, kids and their grownups alike, to love.  I read a lot of good books I might not otherwise have heard of thanks to the Cybils (see my final Cybils reading list here), but I was particularly happy to see The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington (terrific paintings and mixed-media pictures by Shelley Jackson; Farrar, Strauss and Giroux) and This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin) win in the Fiction Picture Book and Poetry categories, respectively--they were my favorites.  Now for 2008!