Get the Super-Sonic Scoop: Astronaut Handbook

Wednesday, March 4, 2009.

Astronaut HandbookAuthor: Meghan McCarthy (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Meghan McCarthy
Published: 2008 Knopf Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0375844597

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Starring pop-eyed recruits and friendly second-person narrative, this Cybils 2008-2009 NonFiction Picture Book category finalist dispenses enticing details of space training while gently nudging keen readers toward the healthy habits that just might make their dreams come true.

Be sure to check out the complete list of 2008-09 Cybils finalists in all nine categories.

HOTLINE VOICES: Beatrix (who learned about us from our appearance in Canadian Living Magazine) calls in to share her favourite, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (by Beatrix Potter).

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.

2008-09 Cybils Winner: Nic Bishop’s Frogs

Wednesday, February 18, 2009.

Nic Bishop's FrogsAuthor: Nic Bishop (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Nic Bishop
Published: 2008 Scholastic (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0439877555

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Don’t judge this Cybils 2008-2009 NonFiction Picture Book category winner by its cover.

This gorgeously photographed and casually narrated ramble through the often mindboggling traits, anatomy, actions, stats and abilities of the humble frog family will change your view of frogs forever.

Be sure to check out the complete list of 2008-09 Cybils winners in all nine categories.

HOTLINE VOICES: Librarian Peggy Northcraft believes that part of who she is as an adult, today, is because of the Anne of Green Gables series (by Lucy Maud Montgomery).  Be sure to listen to our documentary, Before Green Gables and the 100th anniversary of Anne Shirley.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.

2008 Cybils Short Lists Revealed Today

Thursday, January 1, 2009.

And now, what we’ve all been waiting for…

After weeks of reading and debate, the hardworking first round Cybils judges have whittled hundreds of great 2008 children’s books down to short lists of the most child-friendly, innovative and well executed in eight of the nine categories as part of the third annual Cybils Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards.

If you’re looking for bang for your book-buying buck, this is a great place to look for titles:

Congratulations to the Cybils first round judges, nominators and organizers and to the creative people behind these books. I’m looking forward to good reading and heated debate as part of the Non-Fiction Picture Book Final Judging Committee.

What a fabulous way to start the new year!

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Nominate Your Favourites of 2008: The Cybils Start Today

Wednesday, October 1, 2008.

Nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Cybils Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards so pop over to www.Cybils.com and nominate your favourite book of 2008 in each of nine categories from picture books up to young adult fiction.

Nominations close on October 15 2008 so do it today, since, as Horrid Henry says, later often happily turns to never

This year, I have the honour of joining the following fabulous KidLit Bloggers on the Non-Fiction Picture Books committees :

First Round Judges:

David Judge of Adventures at Wilder Farm
Tricia Stohr-Hunt of The Miss Rumphius Effect
Becky Bilby of In the Pages
Debbie Nance of Readerbuzz
Jone MacCulloch of Check It Out

Final Judges:

Fiona Bayrock of Books and ‘Rocks
Candice Ransom of Ellsworth’s Journal
Andrea Beaty of Three Silly Chicks
Andrea Ross of Just One More Book!
Emily Mitchell of Emily Reads

so be sure to nominate some great non-fiction and make our job a tough one!

PS. You can check out 2008 publications on JOMB here.

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