Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

Here's to a Happy 2007, everyone!

Goodbye, 2006--you were a good one and will be remembered fondly.

One of the best events of 2006 was the beginning of The Cybils. A big thanks to Anne Boles Levy of Book Buds for all her hard work in getting The Cybils off the ground and running smoothly. Anne sent along vital information about The Cybils shortlists and when they will appear tomorrow. That's right! They'll be up tomorrow morning--in 2007. Here are some fun facts about The Cybils nominating process:
  • Total nominated books: 484
  • Smallest category: Poetry (26 nominations)
  • Largest category: Fiction picture books (111 nominations)
The posting of the five-book shortlists will occur at the following times:
  • 9:15 Poetry
  • 9:30 Non-fiction Picture Book
  • 9:45 Fiction Picture Book
  • 10:00 YA fiction
  • 10:15 MG/YA Non-fiction
  • 10:30 MG fiction
  • 10:45 Graphic Novel
  • 11:00 Fantasy/Science Fiction
41 kidlit bloggers took part in reading through these 484 books and we've selected the best of the year. Keep refreshing The Cybils site and watch out for kid-friendly choices and some surprises.

I'll see you on the other side of this evening with two reviews of Middle Grade Fiction shortlisted titles.