Forget that "New Year" crap (pffft! as if anyone pays attention to that). The excitement in the kidlitosphere these days is all for the Cybils shortlists.
As always, there's a great mix of famous and unknowns. If you're a teacher, librarian, or parent, these shortlists are invaluable readers' advisory.
Generally, I have the books on my list but haven't gotten to them yet. That's not a surprise, because I'm almost always way behind in my reading. There are one or two on each list that are totally new to me - woohoo! There are at least a few that I've seen around the blogs and decided not to read, but this nomination might change my mind. Maybe.
What's your Cybils score?