I hope you’ve had time to Take a Ride on the Reading Railroad, this month’s kidlitosphere carnival over at Charlotte’s Library. Good stuff there, and I’m delighted to have a post of mine included.

Speaking of children’s literature-related metaphorical modes of transportation, I’m back on the Cybils bus. Last year I organized the nonfiction picture book category, but I figured that the impending publication of my first book would get in the way of my participating in 2007. Well, publication is still impending, but not quite as quickly as originally planned, so there’s a big Cybils-shaped hole in my schedule next January that I’ll gladly fill by serving as one of the judges, along with:

We’ll be picking the winner from the shortlist handed to us by the nominating panel, which includes:

  • Andrea (Just One More Book!!)
  • Emily (Whimsy Books)
  • Fiona (Books and ‘Rocks)
  • Jennifer (Kiddosphere)
  • Category organizer Eisha (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast)

Then there’s your role, which begins tomorrow, when you start nominating titles in all categories — but especially non-fiction picture books, which you dig just as much as I do, right?