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Will You Be My Survey Monkey?

Folks, I know I’ve said it before and then fallen through but this time I mean it.  Honest! Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye, eat a something something pie (it’s been a long time since I was twelve).  The Top 100 Picture Books Poll was fun and the Top 100 Chapter Books Poll got some attention but with the proliferation of Best Book lists out there I gotta do another one.  Thing is, compiling the results takes a bit of time.  I assume that you are all as busy as I am but maybe there are some folks out there who like to crunch numbers.  If so, let me know at and when the poll starts getting results we’ll all try to compile the winners together (all thanks to a handy dandy spreadsheet courtesy of the multi-talented Eric Carpenter).  Yes, I’m partially outsourcing my work.  And what do you get in return?  My eternal and undying devotion.

Cheers, mates.

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. I’d love to help! Seriously! Outsource me :)

  2. If you hadn’t used the “n” word (numbers), I would have been right there. Great with words, not so good with n-n-n-numbers.

  3. Sam Bloom says:

    Betsy, I think you forgot the ‘8’ in your email address. I’ll help, I’m sending you an email right after this.

  4. Sure, include me in.