Ms. Tess had the esteemed honor to serve as a judge for the 2010 Cybils Awards, literary awards given each year by the blogging community. She helped judge the Fiction Picture Book Category, and the winner was Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein! The official Kid’s Book Blog review of Interrupting Chicken publishes tomorrow, but Tess would like to take this time to thank her fellow judges, who made the experience so wonderful, and encourage you to visit their blogs! Thank you Becky Bilby, Katie Davis, Melanie Greenberg, Danielle Smith, and our magnanimous Panel Organizer Pam Coughlan! Also, check out the other finalist books, that were so close to winning: A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams, Chalk by Bill Thomson, The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, Shark Vs. Train by Chris Barton, and A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead. Oh, and happy Valentines Day everybody!