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No Rest for the Weary

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 [...]

The Cream of the Crop

The Bulletin Blue Ribbons have been announced.  Adding them to the mix, here is the top half of the composite best books list (Booklist, Bulletin, Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal). SIX LISTS CLAUDETTE COLVIN by Phillip Hoose THE LION & THE MOUSE by Jerry Pinkney  FIVE LISTS ALL THE WORLD by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by [...]