Okay, folks, it's time for the most talked-about awards of the year! No, not the Oscars, silly. It's the Cybils!
And the winners are:
Elementary/MG: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
YA: Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Picture Book (Fiction): The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington; illustrated by Shelley Jackson
Elementary/MG: Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna
YA: The Professor's Daughter by Joann Sfar; illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert
MG: A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
YA/MG: Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat
Picture Books: Lightship by Brian Floca
Poetry: This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
And last but certainly not least:
YA: Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
Congratulations to all the winners! Check out the Cybils Website for more information on these marvelous books.
Since I was a judge in the YA category, I will be posting reviews of the books in the next few days. Watch for Boy Toy today, and the rest in no particular order.
Cybils ladies, thank you for a wonderful year. I had a great time and I'm hereby submitting my name for next year.