Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2009 Cybils Awards Announced

The 2009 Cybils Awards (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) were announced February 14th. I'm very happy to say that the winner of the Young Adult Fiction Award went to Canadian author Courtney Summers for her book Cracked Up To Be. Congratulations Courtney!
Cracked Up to Be was one of my Dewey Diva picks back in Winter 2009 and many librarians and teachers had the chance to meet Courtney at the 2009 OLA Superconference where she had her very first book signing! The book is also a finalist for the 2010 White Pine Award. If you have a minute, do check out Courtney's webpage for video trailers, chapter excerpts, interviews with the author, and more information about her latest book, Some Girls Are, which just released in January and has already racked up THREE starred reviews (Kirkus, SLJ, and PW).

Also making the 2009 Cyblis winners list in the Easy Reader category was I Love My New Toy! by Mo Willems- part of the excellent Elephant and Piggie series.

Click here for the full list of Cybils winners!

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