Booked is a spring title that has gotten a lot of buzz, and the reasons are plentiful and obvious. First of all, for those who missed this, this is Kwame Alexander’s follow-up to his Newbery winning The Crossover, and it, like the predecessor, is a novel in verse about sports, but not *really* about sports. Of […]
Oh, those pictures! Wait! Sorry…wrong blog, wrong medal! So, let’s get into our first book discussion – Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot. Starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist. Adam Rubin praised it in the New York Times. Is it a Newbery contender? Well, this is a great chance to pull out […]
I am sorry to report that this will be our last post here for awhile. Thank you so much to everyone who has read and commented and made this blog such a great success. We have had a lot of fun with it, and have enjoyed all the great conversation. We’ll be back in the fall, […]
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 […]
Neil Gaiman pointed out, via a tweet, this comment on a New York Times blog post announcing the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and others. This book opens with a killer going from room-to-room, knifing a family — mother & father and a child — one-by-one while they sleep, but accidentally leaving a toddler to […]
Sorry I am a day behind adding photos. My usb cable was buried under a pile of ARCs, dirty clothes, and papers from meetings. But now that I’m all packed up and ready to go it has been uncovered and I was able to upload all my pictures. So, here’s a morning in the life […]
Neil Gaiman has already posted on his blog about the phone call he received this morning giving him the big news! Read it here.
Nina and I had the same idea…to make a post about all the anticipation. I’m finally resting in my hotel room watching the snow out the window and wondering wondering wondering what the Newbery (and other) Awards will look like tomorrow, bright and early. Will the Graveyard Book surprise us with eligibility and a win??? […]