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Will You Help Me Build the Newbery/Caldecott Hadron Collider?

Hadron Collider

Happy New Year! I’ve had this thing I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years now, but it keeps getting put on the back burner. Why not share it in the first post of 2017? I don’t really know how the Large Hadron Collider works (although I did just read this, which helped), but […]

To Recap: The Top 10 Posts of 2016

Unconventional

Just for fun, here are the 10 most popular posts of the year all together in one place: #10. The Geisel Award Infographic #9. Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode 2016 #8. The Most Annoying Board Book Ever #7. Top 10 Circulated Fiction Books 2016 #6. The ‘What Are Kids Checking Out?’ List #5. Everything You Need to Know […]

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #1

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The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #2

Top 10 Picture Books

Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #3

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The Children’s Literature Community Responds to the 2016 Presidential Election

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #4

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Name That LEGO Book Cover

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #5

In This Book

Everything You Need to Know to Make a Book Spine Poem

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #6

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The ‘What Are Kids Checking Out?’ List

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #7

Top 10 Fiction

Top 10 Circulated Fiction Books 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #8

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The Most Annoying Board Book Ever

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #9

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Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #10

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The Geisel Award Infographic

Coming Soon: The Top 10 Posts of 2016

Starting Monday and continuing over the holidays, I’ll be counting down my most popular posts from the past year, from number ten to number one. See you then.

2017 Caldecott Medal Predictions

2017 Caldecott

Maybe if I look up the official definition of the word “predict”, it will unlock something inside of me that will allow me to pick every Caldecott book this year. Let’s try it. Hm. Observation, experience, OR science? Can’t say I’m getting an unlock-y feeling. I’ve been trying to predict the Caldecott annually since I […]

Top 20 Books of 2016: 5-1

Top 20 Books of 2016

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson [Walden Pond Press | Grades 4-7] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. Because it’s the sadhappiest book of 2016. 4. Ghost by Jason Reynolds [Simon & Schuster | Grades 5-9] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. Because […]