The TD and The Canadian Children's Book Centre know how to make an author feel special. Even if you're not nominated, this year I don't even have a book, out but the speakers always thank all of us for enriching kids' lives and all the spectacular little entrees and drinks and special touches, like this tophat escort helps make me feel celebrated. I had read the John Spray winner, A Spy in the House. Congratulations to Y.S. Lee and her beautiful baby. Can't wait to read The Glory Wind by Valerie Sherrard. She beat out so many spectactular GG winning authors, her book must be fabulous. I've read some of Susan Hughes animal chapter books so was happy for her win in non-fiction. I Know Here is the picture book winner--we heard the illustrator Matt James speak at CANSCAIP and he was a riot. The big win went to Erin Bow's Plain Kate. I really love her hubbie James writing so I wonder if there will a family talent connection. Has to be I guess. Hope they invest the win wisely and yet have tons of fun too.