The shortlists are out for the Cybils. Here's what I get to judge in the next six weeks:
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall Thin Tale by Deboarah Hopkinson, ill. John Hendrix
The Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley, ill. G. Brian Karas
Chester's Back by Melanie Watts
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman
The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater, ill. Catia Chien
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, ill. Kady Denton
Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein, ill. Ed Young
How to choose? Yikes. This is going to be a hard job.
Check out the other shortlists over at the Cybils blog. Congrats to all the authors and illustrators, and thumbs-up to all the members of the nominating panels!