I am an admitted big ol’ Mo Willems fangirl, and I was not disappointed in the least by his latest picture book. Run-don’t-walk to your local library or bookstore and take a look! Check out my post at CPL for more.
The Cybils winners have been announced!!
I am especially excited to see:
Easy Readers: I Love My New Toy written by Mo Willems, Hyperion
Fantasy & Science Fiction Middle Grade: The Graveyard Book written by Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins
Fantasy & Science Fiction Young Adult: The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic
Young Adult Fiction: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks written by E. Lockhart, Hyperion
The 2008 Cybils finalists have been announced! I’m delighted to see two Mo Willems titles in the Easy Reader category, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book in elementary/middle grade Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in young adult Fantasy and Science Fiction. I have some reading to do to catch up on all the other finalists!
Mo Willems has a new book coming out in a little over a week: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. I believe it will have the distinction of being one of the only picture books ever written about a naked mole rat. I was introduced to the existence of the naked mole rat through the kickass zine Library Bonnet (oh, how I wish there were more Library Bonnet!) and caught a glimpse of a few of them in the Animal Kingdom at Disney World earlier this year. Weird creatures, they are, but who knew they liked to dress up?
Catch Willems on tour if you can!