14 Feb


You can have your Valentine’s Day chocolates. For me, nothing today could be sweeter than the fact that the Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) have given the 2009 prize for nonfiction picture books to The Day-Glo Brothers.

Well, actually, what makes this award sweeter still is seeing my friend Liz Scanlon‘s All the World right there above The Day-Glo Brothers on the list of this year’s winners. Congratulations to Liz and to our books’ illustrators, Marla Frazee and Tony Persiani, and to all of this year’s winners and finalists — and a huge “Thank you!” to all the Cybils panelists and judges. I hope you’re all savoring today and getting tomorrow off.

7 thoughts on “Sweet!

  1. Congrats, Chris! I was so thrilled when I got word from the judges that you’d won. I was soooo tempted to email you and give you a heads up. But I sat on my hands and let you get your big Valentine’s from us when it posted.

    Have a wonderful day. And, no, I don’t get a day off today. Still much to do, much to do …

    Anne Levy
    Cybils Overlord

  2. Congratulations, Chris!! I was really happy for so many of my kidlitosphere peeps who were honored this year, especially you, Liz, and Laini.

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