Sunday, February 14, 2010
Happy Valentine's Day & Gung Hey Fat Choi!! Today we also have the long awaited Cybils announcement for best children's books of 2009. Kidlit bloggers from all over the blogosphere weigh in on their favorites in nine categories. Then panels of judges pull out the top five overall best, considering the story, writing craft, illustrations, kid-appeal and literary merit. Second round judges chose the best of the best for the final award.
This year I participated on the fiction picture book judging panel, and let me tell you it was a difficult task to chose one winner from the five fabulous books on the short list. It was a delightful job, however. My kids enjoyed being part of the test audience!
Click on over to the Cybils site to read all about the winning books with full links. Congratulations to all winners!