Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Where have I been all day?

It's been a busy day today, finalizing the Cybils Fiction Picture Book list and ordering all outstanding titles from publishers (who have been great). Why so, so busy? No big deal, getting a list together, right? Well here's the list of readers' favorites of 2006:

Across the Alley Written by Richard Michelson; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Adele & Simon Written and illustrated by Barbara McClintock
The Adventures of the Dish and the SpoonWritten and illustrated by Mini Grey
The Adventures of Margaret Mouse: School Days Written by Cherokee Wyatt; illustrated by Angela M. Redmon
The Adventures of Odysseus Written by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden; illustrated by Christina Balit
AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First Written by Alethea Kontis; illustrated by Bob Kolar
Ancient Thunder Written and illustrated by Leo Yerxa
Are You Quite Polite? Silly Dilly Manners Songs Written by Alan Katz; illustrated by David Catrow
Augustine Melanie Watt
Bats at the Beach Written and illustrated by Brian Lies
Beach Written and illustrated by Elisha Cooper
Black? White! Day? Night!-A Book of Opposites Written and illustrated Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Boo’s Dinosaur Written by Betsy Byars; illustrated by Erik Brooks
Bringing Asha Home Written by Uma Krishnaswami; illustrated by Jamel Akib
The Buffalo Soldier Written by Sherry Garland; illustrated by Ronald Himler
Caleb’s Birthday Wish Written by David Villanueva; illustrated by Edmundo Sanchez
Carrot Soup Written and illustrated by John Segal
Ceci Ann’s Day of WhyWritten by Christopher Phillips; illustrated by Shino Arihara
Cheep! Cheep! Written by Julie Stiegemeyer; illustrated by Carol Baicker-McKee
Christmas at the Candle Factory Written by Barbara L. Johns; illustrated by Carolyn R. Stich
Christmas in the Trenches Written by John McCutcheon; illustrated by Henri Sorensen
Chowder Written and illustrated by Peter Brown Little, Brown Young Readers
The Closet Ghosts Written by Uma Krishnaswami; illustrated by Shiraaz Bhabha
A Coach’s Letter to his Son Written by by Mel Allen; illustrated by John Thompson
Destructo Boy and Spillerella…We Are Who We Are! Written and illustrated by Howard Shapiro
Duck and Goose Written and illustrated by Tad Hills
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct Written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Emily’s Balloon Written and illustrated by Komako Sakai
Estelle Takes a Bath Written by Jill Esbaum; illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma
Fish Kisses and Gorilla Hugs Written and illustrated by Marianne Richmond
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves Written by Julia Rawlinson; illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
Flotsam Written and illustrated by by David Wiesner
The Flower Ball Written by Sigrid Laube; illustrated by Silke Leffler
Fly, Little Bird Written and illustrated by Tina Burke
For You are a Kenyan Child Written by Kelly Cunnane; illustrated by Ana Juan
The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights Written by David A. Uffer; illustrated by Kirsten Carlson
Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese Written by Frank Hollon, Mary Grace, Dusty Baker; illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Granny Gert and the Bunion Brothers Written by Dotti Enderle; illustrated by Joe Kulka Gwango’s Lonesome Trail Written and illustrated by Justin Parpan
Half of an ElephantWritten by Gusti
Hippo! No, Rhino Written and illustrated by Jeff Newman
Hop! Plop! Written by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Tali Klein; illustrated by Olivier Dunrea
How the Moon Regained her Shape Written by Janet Ruth Heller; illustrated by Ben Hodson
If You Were a Parrot Written by Katherine Rawson; illustrated by Sherry Rogers
I’m Not a Baby Written and illustrated by Jill Mcelmurry
Im Not Cute! Written and illustrated by Jonathan Allen
Jack and the Beanstalk Written by E. Nesbit; illustrated by Matt Tavares
John, Paul, George, and Ben Written and illustrated by Lane Smith
Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel Written by Anthony D. Robles; illustrated by Carl Angel; translated by Eloisa D. de Jesus
Learning to Fly Written and illustrated by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Library Lion Written by Michelle Knudsen; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Little Bunny Kung Fu Written and illustrated by Regan Johnson
Little Dog Written and illustrated by Lisa Jahn-Clough
Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin Written by Michelle Lord; illustrated by Felicia Hoshino Lucy Goose Goes to Texas Written by Holly Bea; illustrated by Joe Boddy
Lost and Found Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Love, Ruby ValentineWritten by Laurie B. Friedman; illustrated by Lynne Woodcock Cravath
Love You When You WhineWritten by Emily Jenkins; illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier
Mama, I’ll Give You the World Written by Roni Schotter; illustrated by S. Saelig Gallagher
Max’s Words Written by Kate Banks; illustrated by Boris Kulikov
Mia’s Story Written and illustrated by Michael Foreman
The Mice of Bistrot de Sept Freres Written and illustrated by Marie LeTourneau
Mine! Mine! Mine! Written by Shelly Becker; illustrated by Hideko Takahashi
Mom and Dad are Palindromes: A Dilemma for Words...and Backwards Written by Mark Shulman; illustrated by Adam McCauley
Mommy? by Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, and Matthew
Moongirl Written by Henry Selick; illustrated by Peter Chan and Courtney Booker
The Mountain that Loved a Bird Written by Alice McLerran; illustrated by Stephen Aitken
The Munched-up Garden Written by Nancy Allen; illustrations by K. Michael Crawford Museum Trip Written and illustrated by Barbara Lehman
Ninety-Three in My Family Written by Erica S. Perl; illustrated by Mike Lester
Nutmeg Written and illustrated by David Lucas Knopf Books for Young Readers
Oh No, Not Ghosts! Written by Richard Michelson; illustrated by Adam McCauley
Once Upon a Banana Written by Jennifer Armstrong; illustrated by David Small
On Top of Spaghetti Written and illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson
Pinkalicious Written by Elizabeth Kann; illustrated by Victoria Kann
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow Written by Amy Lee-Tai; illustrated by Felicia Hoshino
The Plight of the Queen Bee Written and illustrated by Simone Fairchild
The Prince’s BedtimeWritten by Joanne Oppenheim; illustrated by Caroline Pedler and Miriam Latimer
The Princess and the Pea Written and illustrated by Lauren Child; photographs by Polly Borland
Probuditi! Written and illustrated by by Chris Van Allsburg
Red Fox at McCloskey’s Farm Written by Brian Heinz; illustrated by Chris Sheban
The Red Lemon Written and illustrated by Bob Staake
Rock 'n' Roll Dogs Written by David Davis; illustrated by Chuck Galey
Sadie Can Count Written by Ann Cunningham
Sail Away, Little Boat Written by Janet Buell; illustrated by Jui Ishida
Scaredy Squirrel Melanie Watt
Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse Written and illustrated by Ellen F. Feld
Shelby Written by Stacy A. Nyikos; illustrated by Shawn N. Sisneros
The Shivers in the FridgeWritten by Fran Manushkin; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Silly Suzy Goose Written and illustrated by by Petr Horacek
Singing Shijimi Clams Written and illustrated by Naomi Kojima
So Few of Me Written and illustrated Peter H. Reynolds
Sound of Colors: A Journey of the Imagination Written and illustrated by Jimmy Liao
Sparks Fly High: The Legend of Dancing Point Written by Mary Quattlebaum; illustrated by Leonid Gore
Stanley Goes Fishing Written and illustrated by Craig Frazier
Stoo Hample's Book of Bad Manners Written and illustrated by Stoo Hample
The Talking Vegetables Written by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert; illustrated by Julie Paschkis
The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers Written by Caroline Arnold; illustrated by John Sandford
The Three Witches Written by Zora Neale Hurston; illustrated Faith Ringgold
Tudley Didn’t Know Written and illustrated by John Himmelman
Uno’s Garden Written and illustrated by Graeme Base
Waiting for Gregory Written by Kimberly Willis Holt; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Walk On: A Guide for Babies of All Ages Written and illustrated by Marla Frazee
When Giants Come to PlayWritten by Andrea Beaty; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
When You Were Small Written by Sara O'Leary; illustrated by Julie Morstad
Winter is the Warmest Season Written and illustrated by Lauren Stringer
Wolves Written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Wrestler Oddie Written by Grant Slatter; illustrated by Taylor and Wearin
Year of the Dog: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac Written by Oliver Chin; illustrated by Jerimiah Alcorn
Yesta's Sweater Written by Sylvia Olsen; illustrated by Joan Larson
Zoolidays Written by Rolandas Kiaulevicius; illustrated by Bruce Glassman

Now I can turn my attention to my own committee: Middle Grade Fiction nominating committee.