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Announcing the Return of 31 Lists, 31 Days!

31daysThe time is almost here! Almost here I say! Cast your mind back a year ago when, for whatever reason, I decided it might be a good idea to do 31 days of Best Of lists as they pertain to children’s books. That was then. This is now. And I am prepared to do it again.

Yep! Starting later this week you’re going to see the very familiar 31 Days, 31 Lists back in play. I warn you that some days I will be tired and the most I’ll be able to work up will be the titles and the covers. Other days I’ll offer scintillating commentary per book. Oh, it will be a blast! I can hardly wait to start!

Can’t remember what the categories are? Here’s what I was doing last year. Anticipate roughly the same list / order, though I might throw a surprise or two in there for spice. They were:

December 1 – Board Books

December 2 – Board Book Adaptations

December 3 – Nursery Rhymes

December 4 – Picture Book Readalouds

December 5 – Rhyming Picture Books

December 6 – Alphabet Books

December 7 – Funny Picture Books

December 8 – Calde-Nots

December 9 – Picture Book Reprints

December 10 – Math Picture Books

December 11 – Bilingual Books

December 12 – International Imports

December 13 – Books with a Message

December 14 – Fabulous Photography

December 15 – Fairy Tales / Folktales

December 16 – Oddest Books of the Year

December 17 – Older Picture Books

December 18 – Easy Books

December 19 – Early Chapter Books

December 20 – Graphic Novels

December 21 – Poetry

December 22 – Fictionalized Nonfiction

December 23 – American History

December 24 – Science & Nature Books

December 25 – Transcendent Holiday Titles

December 26 – Unique Biographies

December 27 – Nonfiction Picture Books

December 28 – Nonfiction Chapter Books

December 29 – Novel Reprints

December 30 – Novels

December 31 – Picture Books

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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.

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  1. Christina Williams says:

    I just looked back at your Board Book list from last year, and I bought 7 of them…can’t wait to see what you recommend this year!

  2. Oh yay. Very very very yay!

  3. I enjoyed this so much last year and know it will be wonderful this time around.

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