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A Fuse #8 Prediction: Newbery / Caldecott 2012

AllWayAmerica

When you consider the fact that whole hoards of librarians will be traipsing Texas-ward this week so as to attend the Midwinter American Library Association Conference, this post is pretty much coming in at the last possible moment.  Even as we speak committee members are girding their loins (or whatever it is committee members gird) [...]

Newbery / Caldecott 2012: The Fall Prediction Edition

*sniff sniff* Smell that?  That’s the sweet scent of an upcoming award season.  It’s already beginning to drift our way from the future.  Things are clearly heating up since we’re seeing two award-based blogs up and running.  For Newbery fans Heavy Medal has already come out of the gate swinging.  Between the inevitable comparison between [...]

Newbery / Caldecott 2012: The Spring Prediction Edition

I know some of you just hate it when award talk starts too early. And certainly ten months before the awards in question. . . well that’s the very definition of early, is it not? But I’ve been doing these for three years now and I rather enjoy them. This is also the first year [...]

A Fuse #8 Prediction: Newbery/Caldecott 2011

citydog

After much consideration and contemplation, I have decided to deal with this year’s final predictions of the Newbery/Caldecott in a cynical manner that’s not too far off from how I chose my Oscar winners.  Which is to say, rather than tote the names I want to win the big ALA Media Awards, I’m going to [...]

Fusenews: “Godspeed, little criminal”

Ron

Sometimes I’ll take the number 6 train home for fun.  It’s more convenient than the 2/3 if I’m on the East side, after all.  Recently a sketch artist/author team from the New York Times interviewed the folks on my train about the books they were reading.  There are some nice children’s literary shout-outs in the [...]

Fusenews: Call me Al

FloydCooper

Sometimes I feel that in midst of all our Newbery/Caldecott predictions we tend to place more attention on the Newbery side of the equation.  There are Mock Newbery committees all around the country with blogs.  How strange that there are fewer Mock Caldecott committees.  You’d think it would be the other way around.  After all, [...]

Newbery/Caldecott 2011: The Big Questions

a-sick-day

Yes, it’s time yet again to try to figure out what might win this year’s Newbery (for the best written work for children) and Caldecott (for the best illustrated book for children) Awards for 2011.  Let’s try something a little different from Part One and Part Two of this year’s predictionfest.  Now with Heavy Medal [...]