This past year, for the first time, the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS) included an app category. The five finalists were: Middle School Confidential: Be Confident in Who You Are (Free Spirit Publishing/Electric Eggplant), Pat the Bunny (Random House Digital), The Monster at the End of the Book (Sesame Street Workshop and Callaway Digital Arts), Hildegard Sings (One Hundred Robots), and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (Moonbot Studios).
The winner? The Monster at the End of the Book. From the committee: “No one will be able to resist lovable, furry old Grover in this giggle-inducing book app, based on the 1971 classic Golden Book. Sesame Street and Callaway Digital Arts hit all the notes perfectly from the opening pages, as Grover draws the reader in with his charm and natural humor.”
Read more about the committee’s selection and the winners in the book categories at the CYBILS website. Congratulations Monster, Sesame Street Workshop, and Callaway Digital Arts!