Everywhere I ask, the mood about starting another year seems a little…exhausted. Pensive. Hopeful that 2010 will be "better than 2009." Note Peter Sieruta at Collecting Children’s Books: "Oh well, life will get better. The Newbery and Caldecott winners will be announced two weeks from tomorrow!"
Yep, and I spent my restful holiday furlough re-reading our titles for discussion and keeping up with all your comments! After this coming weekend, we’ll have some Mock results to share with you, and the following week, the real ones will be in. Meanwhile, in case you’re still not getting enough:
Anderson Book Shop is offering a mail in ballot for groups of young readers.
Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services holds their Mock Newbery this Wednesday.
Eva Perry Mock Newbery Club….hmm. Can’t tell when they’ll be deciding. But they’re always on top of things. (Saw them once at ALA, wearing t-shirts that said "…But is it distinguished?")
St. Joseph County Public Library holds their final meetings on the 14th and 15th, just days before the final annoucements.
Did I miss yours? Let me know….