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2012 Caldecott Medal Predictions

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Oh, man. This is going to be tough. And here I thought last year was wide open. The 2012 Caldecott race puts it to shame. While I went 1 for 4 last time around, I did manage to include big winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Time to give it another try. These aren’t […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2011 (#5-1)

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Fellow school librarian John Schumacher and I are counting down our top 20 books of 2011. Head on over to Watch. Connect. Read. for additional resources for each book.   #20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Ice by Arthur Geisert [Enchanted Lion | Grades K-3] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2011 (#10-6)

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Fellow school librarian John Schumacher and I are counting down our top 20 books of 2011. Head on over to Watch. Connect. Read. for additional resources for each book. #20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 10. Marty McGuire by Kate Messner [Scholastic | Grades 3-5] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2011 (#15-11)

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Fellow school librarian John Schumacher and I are counting down our top 20 books of 2011. Head on over to Watch. Connect. Read. for additional resources for each book. #20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 15. A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid [HarperCollins | Grades K-2] Click here for additional resources from Watch. […]

2011 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide

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Time is running out to get gifts for the insufferable librarian in your life. With help from Etsy, the 2011 edition of the Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide has your back. Click here for the 2010 Guide Click here for the 2009 Guide (Click the images below to buy) For the librarian who…might like […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2011 (#20-16)

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Let the singing of praises commence. Over four days, fellow school librarian John Schumacher and I will count down our top 20 books of the past year. It’s a K-6, anything goes sort of list, with picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, and graphic novels all tossed into one big pot. This year Watch. Connect. Read. […]

2011 Children’s Lit: The Year in Miscellanea

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It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea. Saddest Moment for Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores The demise of Borders More reader-focused and personal than Barnes & Noble, Borders was the chain bookseller you could still get behind. No longer. *** Most Subtle Change of Expression from Cover to Inside […]