I’ve been so distracted by elections north and south and the Great Depression looming that I’ve neglected the arrival for the third year of the wonderful Cybils kidlitosphere book awards. On October 1, next Wednesday, nominations open for the 2008 Cybil Awards, so start thinking of your favorite new books of the year.
The Cybils have a nifty new logo this year
(that’s a book attached to a mouse, though I must still have gardening on the brain because I keep thinking it looks like a trowel…) and also at least one new category, Easy Readers.
Since I now have a sixth grader, fourth grader, and third grader to teach at home; I’ve taken on some extra volunteer responsibilities with the local music festival; the kids will all start junior curling which means another evening out of the house; and I’ll have two kids in two 4H clubs this year, up from one kid in two clubs, I’m looking forward to sitting out this Cybils season, discovering new-to-me 2008 titles from others’ nominations, and reading all the wonderful reviews in the kidlitosphere blogs. Let the fun begin!