Is that a conch shell I hear? Indeed, the alarm has been sounded. Finalists have been announced for the 2009 Cybils awards, and there are good books to be perused in nearly every conceivable children’s/YA literature category. I was among the judges for the Fiction Picture Book wing of the awards this year, and it’s always fun to see our picks up on the board. To be pleased with what made it, and outraged at what didn’t, click here.