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American Libraries has given us a great little peek inside one of the most fun (I imagine) parts of being a member of a book selection committee; the calls to the winning authors!

Check it out here!

And only slightly off topic – but what did we all think of Coraline?  I saw it over the weekend in 3D and it was perfect!  Just beautiful and magical and creeeeepy.    

Sharon McKellar About Sharon McKellar

Sharon McKellar is the Supervising Librarian for Teen Services at the Oakland Public Library in California. She has served on the Rainbow List Committee, the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, The Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Committee, and the 2015 Caldecott Committee. You can reach her at


  1. Monica Edinger says:

    I have mixed feelings about the Coraline movie. I thought it was gorgeous and wonderous in many ways. But I do have a couple of quibbles which I posted on child_lit for anyone interested in a discussion.

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