The 2009 Cybils present a great list of reading material. I love the Cybils for how they balance high literary quality with entertainment and reader appeal. I hope to see this award continue for years to come and grow in prominence.
I'm a judge for the SLJ Battle of the Kids' books, and I've read my books, made my decision, and written my reasons. But I can't tell for a few weeks! (Ooh, now I have two secrets waiting to be revealed) Check out the brackets of contenders and judges, and vote for your favorite, giving it a chance to come back from the dead in the last round. Good fun.
And in all the life mania, I forgot to acknowledge the winner of the Rapunzel's Revenge book trailer contest! Yay Alysa! It was tough competition all around, but I think the humor and style pushed hers through. Well done. Please send me your mailing address at squeetus (at) g mail (dot) com. I'm slow, but I will get you your box o' books!