Thursday, January 01, 2009

Cybils Finalists Announced!!!!!!!!

I have a few more details for you on the judging side of things, but the Cybils finalists were announced today so I can finally reveal the finalists my panel chose for the fiction picture book category!

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek : A Tall Thin Tale by Deborah Hopkinson illustrated by John Hendrix
Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley illustrated by Brian KarasChester's Back by Melanie WattHow to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob GrahamKatie Loves The Kittens by John HimmelmanThe Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater illustrated by Catia ChienA Visitor For Bear by Bonny Becker illustrated by Kady MacDonald DentonWabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein illustrated by Ed Young
Congratulations to all of the finalists!  I want to share more with you, but I need to make sure there's not anything I'm not supposed to say so check back for updates.  In the mean time, hurry over to the Cybils site for the lists of all the other finalists.  I trust my fellow bloggers so much that these lists of finalists always go straight to the top of my must read lists.  I also love seeing how many I have already read and feeling smug that I have such great taste choosing books from the library ;)  It's so fun to read along and root for favorites before they are announced on Valentine's Day.  Happy reading!


John Hendrix said...

I vote for Abe Lincoln Crosses A Creek!

Hah. Thanks for the post about my book...


Katie said...

These all look like wonderful choices... you must have had your work cut out for you, narrowing it down to just these few!

Lindsay said...

Oh how my children LOVE Chester! That serpent book looks pretty cute too. I want to read them all!