Monday, February 7, 2011

Thanks to you...

Astute readers may have noticed that in the spirit of Anti-Garfield-ism, I am reporting a weeks worth of good news on MONDAYS, the THANKS TO YOU post:

Thanks to you, Knuffle Bunny Free spends week 17 on the NYTimes Bestseller list at #9 and is on the Indies bestseller list at #13.  Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Book! makes #9 of the Children's Interest category of the Indies list.

But that's not all!

Elephant and Piggie's WE ARE IN A BOOK! has been awarded the 2011 Gryphon Award by the fine folks at the Center for Children's books (They're the guys behind the BCCB reviews). This is a thrill! The Gryphon is given to transitional books (i.e. books for kids starting to read) & apparently comes with a monetary prize (this is a first) which will be put in the pot for next year's Friendiversary.

I'm also pleased to announce that CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG was awarded a 2011 Charlotte Zolotow Honor for picture book writing. (The announcement isn't on their site as of yet, so you can see the winners here KNUFFLE BUNNY was granted an Honor back in 2004, so an added thanks to the Zolotow folks!

I love are awards voted on by kids. Turns out a school holding just such a contest including a "Best Performance by a Mo Willems Book" category!  Tee Hee! Rock on and nice to see Leonardo in the mix!