Archive for January 10th, 2010

Top Ten Children’s Novels Poll

January 10, 2010 @ 12:46 pm | Filed under:

Fuse #8 is looking for your top ten middle-grade children’s books of all time. She’s compiling another list along the lines of her Top Ten Picture Books Poll from last year:

Vote for your top ten middle grade books of all time (not just this year or last year) by 11:59 Eastern on January 31, 2010.  This will NOT include young adult books (for kids 13 and up) or early readers (like Mr. Putter and Tabby or Frog and Toad Are Friends).

More details here. My brain is spinning at the notion of picking out a top ten—ranked, no less. The card catalog in my mind is flipping and riffling, cards flying everywhere. I’ll think about it, but already I feel the option paralysis setting in…

If you are more decisive, Betsy Bird would love to hear from you.

Delicious Links for January 10, 2010

January 10, 2010 @ 7:41 am | Filed under: , ,

Have resolved to make better use of my Delicious account to keep track of books I read about online and want to remember to check out. Such as:

  • The Miss Rumphius Effect: National Puzzle Month – Great Reads – “Here are some books and/or series that will encourage readers put on their thinking caps. Also included are links to related puzzling resources.” I keep forgetting to check out Winston Breen. Flagging this post so I’ll remember!
  • A Year of Reading: Predicting the Caldecott and Newbery Winners 2010Mary Lee’s Franki’s predictions, including: “My very favorite picture book of the year, as you all know is OTIS by Loren Long and it is my hope and prediction for the Caldecott.”
  • Chasing Ray – Nonfiction Books for Curious Readers – Science book recommendations including Houghton Mifflin’s Scientists in the Field series & Extreme Scientists—looks like stuff up Jane’s alley. Also of interest: “Finally, after reading Anastasia Suen’s Wired, I was reminded yet again of how valuable nonfiction picture books truly are. This patiently written step-by-step overview of electricity’s journey from dam to living room light switch is truly a brilliant book. Suen completely demystifies the process making it clear to even the least technologically inclined.”