Best Books and Lumps of Coal are Coming Next Week
It’s a Christmas miracle (if I get all these posts ready in time)! Next week (December 13-17) brings a wealth of high and low brow year-end offerings, best enjoyed with a cup of good cheer. Here’s the rundown:
Top 20 Children’s Books of 2010
Monday-Thursday. Fellow elementary school librarian John Schumacher and I will be bringing you our top children’s books of the year. Picture, chapter, nonfiction, graphic novel – anything in the K-6 range is in play, folks, so things are gonna get interesting. And just for kicks, we’re going to count them down in groups of five from best to bestest.
Children’s Lit 2010: The Year in Miscellanea
Monday. Have you had it with these “legitimate” end of the year lists, spouting off with their important selections of excellent children’s literature? The Year in Miscellanea is the People Magazine to their New Yorker. Tune in if for no other reason than to see what wins the award for “Worst Appearance of Whitey-Tighties in a Children’s Book”.
Librarian’s Lump of Coal Gift Guide 2010
Tuesday. Looking for just the right gift to give the insufferable librarian in your life? The 2010 edition of the Lump of Coal Gift Guide has you covered.
2011 Caldecott Medal Predictions
Friday. I’m closing the week with a predictifyin’ bang with my picks for 2011 Caldecott glory. The crystal ball is a bit cloudier this year than last, when I went 2 for 4, but things are clearing up as we speak.
After all this excitement, I might enjoy a long winter’s nap until the new year.
See you back here next week.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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