Tuesday, February 14, 2012
2011 Cybils Announced!
As a first round judge in the Easy Readers/Short Chapter Books category, I am especially pleased to see Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke selected for top chapter book. This is a wonderful story about a young African girl leaving her extended family to visit her grandmother in Canada. Atinuke is a natural storyteller who will have you cheering for Anna as she navigates this new, snowy world, so different from her native Africa.
And Mo Willems does it again. I Broke My Trunk!, a laugh-aloud romp that has Gerald explaining to Piggie the reason why his poor trunk is bandaged, is the winner in the Easy Readers category.
Be sure to check out the full list of winners. There are some surprises, along with books that have appeared on other yearend roundups. Anya's Ghost, a graphic novel, is now at the top of my TBR list.