What a nice New Year treat -- the CYBILS short lists!!! (Children's & Young Adult Blogger Literary Awards) Both Silksinger and Lips Touch have been shortlisted in their respective categories: Middle Grade Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy. Thank you so much, panelists!! I'm thrilled!!!
As always, there are really intriguing sounding books on the lists that I have never heard of -- it's very exciting. I'm making a slew of requests from the library today. If you're looking for some new things to read (for your children or yourselves), I recommend taking a peek at all the shortlists. They're put together with great care by smart, conscientious book lovers. They're HERE.
Now: fingers crossed for a win! (Or two. God, how awesome would that be?)
(Yippee, welcome, 2010!)
Speaking of the library, as I head over to the website to reserve some books, I'm proud to say our library was one of only five large library systems in the US to be awarded 5 stars by The Library Journal just recently. It totally deserves it. Multnomah County Library is entirely awesome. They have everything, and plenty of it, they do good events, and they even have a very cool program by which they send a book and library card to every baby born in the county. How completely wonderful is that? I was floored when ours came. A library card for little Clementine Pie!
Happy New Year! Hope yours is off to a great start too :-)