Readers Win, Too

Today is a red-carpet day for children’s and YA literature. Deborah Sloan (The Picnic Basket) calls it the Oscars of Children’s Literature, and I’d have to agree. It’s been an amazing afternoon of online reading as lists and posts about right/wrong guesses, good choices, and missed opportunities  begin to populate the kidlit blogosphere. Rather than repeat what is out there, I’ll point you to two places that have everything you need. Susan Kusel’s not only has a post with 2009 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners and Honor Books over at Wizards Wireless, she also has a poll where you can vote for the winner you are happiest about. The ALA Awards page at The Horn Book website goes beyond the … Read more

News at the Week’s End

Well, at the end of week one, the *new plan* seems to be working. Well, except for the Goodreads/Twitter snafu. [Thanks Sheila for alerting me the old-fashioned way … email!]. √2008 is closed out (book-wise). √ Blog pages and links are getting updated as I plod along through the reader (thanks to all for so many great links this week). √Books are better organized and being cataloged for the reading year ahead. You may have seen at least a few of these posts, but just in case … Over at readergirlz (rgz), Lorie Ann Grover has posted the announcement for Teen Book Drop 2009 (aka TBD 09). In her cross-post, Little Willow tells us about last year’s event:  “YALSA and … Read more