Another March, Another SLJ BOB February 19, 2014Posted by ccbooks in Nerd Line.
I’m buried in plays, puppets and grant applications right now, but still trying to find the time to search out books from the ALA media awards that I haven’t read, as well as persuade myself to go back and finish those I put down (ahem, The Kingdom of Little Wounds, Maggot Moon!). And then there is School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kid’s Books. Otherwise known as “the site Cecilia checks first thing in the morning every day in March.”
The list of judges this year is AMAZING. Yuyi Morales! Jennifer Holm! Rae Carson! KATHERINE MARSH (who says she will come to my bookstore when her new book comes out, yeeesssssss!) You see, there are authors out there whose books I enjoy. Then there are authors who just impress me so much that I want to hear their thoughts about other books. Especially if they might be funny about it (Looking at you, Tom Angleberger and Mac Barnett. Adam Rex has set the bar high here. No pressure.)
This year I’ve read nearly everything on the list, with the exception of three: All the Truth That’s in Me, Hokey-Pokey and A Corner of White. The first two I never got around to picking up and the third I started, then got bored and put down. Time to visit the library and do some catching up. Only a few weeks to go.