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Newbery/Caldecott 2021: Fall Prediction Edition

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that predictions are useless. And yet, we are human. We try anyway. I give this year’s crop of books the once over, and come up with some ideas. Let’s see if you agree.

Newbery/Caldecott 2021: Summer Prediction Edition

If you’re anything like me, 2020 hasn’t been a great year for reading. That’s okay. This isn’t a great list for predicting (but it’s fun). See what may or may not win big in 2021!

Spring Prediction Edition: Newbery / Caldecott 2021

This year’s first round of predictions varies somewhat from those of the past because I am releasing the list in April rather than March. Turns out, pandemics are not good for forecasting. I’ve only just now gotten my head in order enough to try and offer a paltry take on what may or may not have a chance come January.

Ancient Wisdom for Trying Times. An Interview with the Duo Behind The Fabled Life of Aesop

Essentially this could be considered a college course on both the role fables have played in history over the centuries, as well as a deep dive into what it takes to make a book as exquisitely beautiful as this one.

Review of the Day: Honeybee by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann

Great writing for kids, when you encounter it, reminds you that there is always a new way to look at this old, familiar world of ours. If you buy only one bee book for the rest of your life, make it this one.