Talk about surprises!
I didn't even know The Santa Spy was under consideration. It was and it received a Gold Medallion for Best Holiday Book. So thanks to Jerusha for publishing it, Brie for editing it, and Kimberly for those uncanny illustrations many of you have pointed out look a lot like a young me.
And many thanks to the Literary Classics International Committee for the wonderful recognition!
A complete list of recipients can be found by clicking here.