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Can You Guess the Top 10?

By my reckoning in a week or so I’ll be hitting the Top 10 of the Top 100 Picture Books that you dear, sweet, adorable, CUTE readers voted on.  You probably have a good idea of who’s gonna be in the Top 10.  Heck, maybe, just maybe, some of you would be able to predict it.  And sure as my nickname is "bets" I want to see how well you do.

So here’s the deal.  I have a whole bunch of lovely Advanced Readers Galleys just itching to make their way in the world.  Send me your predictions for the Top 10 and if you’re right then I’ll send you one of my precious galleys.  Not old ones from two or three years ago either.  Awesome ones.  Heck, I’ll even let you pick amongst several in the category of your choice.  How’s that?

Now this might all backfire in my face.  Maybe 100 of you have a sixth sense as to what the Top 10 would be.  But I dunno.  I’m willing to bet that there are enough surprises in the mix to make this a fair fight.  Here, then, are the rules:

1. Send me at your guess as to what the Top 10 Picture Books on this poll were.

2. Do this before Monday, May 4th.  Your deadline is Sunday, May 3rd at midnight.

3. The winners will receive their choice amongst the galleys I have in my possession.  I’m talking galleys from every publisher you can name.  Picture books, YA novels, middle grade, you name it.  Just tell me your preference in terms of what you like to read and if you win I’ll send one along after checking with you.

You are aware, I’m sure, that since I’m counting down numbers 15-11 this week that the smart thing to do is to wait until Saturday’s post goes up and THEN email me.  But what if you forget to do it in time?  Maybe you should take the risk now.  Oh, the choices, the choices, the choices…

Good luck to you.  Undoubtedly some of you will get lucky.  I just wonder how many that’ll be . . . .

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Oh, gosh, I think I’ll have to write my prediction list NOW and then see if I missed any when Saturday’s post is up!! =) How fun. Now to review the last 85…

  2. I should point out that they don’t have to be in the correct order or anything either. Just the right names.

  3. Els Kushner says:

    Oh, thanks for clarifying that! Just the correct names is much easier than what I was thinking.