Sunday, January 25, 2009
Tomorrow is the big day! Newbery, Caldecott, and a host of other winners will be announced. My goal is to get everything done as quickly as I can at work so I can watch the announcements live. Some years I have predicted which books I think should get some award, but usually just to myself so I don't have to feel ridiculous when my predictions are wrong. This year I have been reading so many blogs and feel like I know what books might be contenders, but I have not been able to read all of the books that have made a splash. If I own the book I feel at least a little successful since obviously I must be sort of clued in. After seeing the Cybils list for picture books and realizing that I don't really know any of those, I can't even begin to predict a winner there. I still really, really like Jimmy's Stars and am hoping it will get some sort of award. I also think The Underneath has received so much press and it is the type of quality writing that garners a Newbery, that I wouldn't be surprised at all if it gets an award. I also have Savvy sitting in a pile of books at home, so if that does get an award, I do own it already. Other than that, I am hoping to be happily surprised. We'll just have to see.