Cybils Finalists

The finalists for the Cybils have been announced with some surprises, shocking omissions of my own nominations (joking!) and my joy at participating as a judge of the YA books.  Most of that joy comes from the fact that I have actually read 3 of the 5 novels!  Hurrah!  Anyway, there are a lot of fascinating and wonderful books on the lists that you should check out. 

Blue Ribbons for 2006

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books has announced their choices for Blue Ribbon books of 2006.  The choices represent picture books, fiction and nonfiction for children and teens.  I always enjoy the fact that they pick such accessible yet wonderful titles.  These books are ones that can be shared and enjoyed.