New Year’s Day brought the announcement of the finalists for the 2009 Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards), and I’m beyond honored and delighted that The Day-Glo Brothers has made the shortlist for Non-Fiction Picture/Information Books.

The other finalists in this category are:

  • 14 Cows for America, by Carmen Agra Deedy
  • Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea, by Steve Jenkins
  • Faith, by Maya Ajmera, Magde Nakassis, and Cynthia Pon for the Global Fund for Children
  • Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, An Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia, created by Teruyuki Komiya with photographs by Toyofumi Fukuda
  • Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way To Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History!, by Shana Corey
  • Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, by Brian Floca
  • Check out the Cybils site for more details about each of these nominees, and for the shortlists in these other categories:

  • Easy Readers & Short Chapter Books
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult)
  • Fiction Picture Books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Non-Fiction Middle Grade/YA
  • Poetry
  • Young Adult Fiction