The 2012 Cybils finalists were announced on New Year's Day. I've been reading off the nomination lists for a couple of months now. When I finish up, I'll post a list of all the Cybils nominees I've blogged about.
Also, the December, 2012 Carnival of Children's Literature is up at Playing by the Book. Yes, I participated.
While visiting Playing by the Book, note the children's lit themed TED Talks highlighted there since December 21. I had never heard of these things, but it turns out that TED Talks are podcasts of talks and performances at TED Conferences. Still unclear? I was, too. TED stands for technology, entertainment, design, and the TED conferences showcase "ideas that matter in any discipline."
So there's something I didn't know fifteen minutes ago.