Guess That Book!
I am gone. I have hopped a plane for Seattle and as you read this I am undoubtedly sitting on a tarmac somewhere waiting for my plane (#43 in line) to take off. Once I arrive it's five fast-paced days of debate and consensus. I'm very excited. The best part? Informing the winners at 6:30 a.m. (Seattle time) that they've won. It's enough to make you want to have 50 Newbery honors, just so you can make that call again and again. I'm living for that moment.
But of course, this all means that I am away from blogging. I don't own a laptop so I won't be updating anything at all. I won't even glance at Fuse #8 while I'm away either. Nope. So when the winners are announced you'll have to find out by some other means.
Or you could watch it LIVE! Like you were there and everything.
You simply go here at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST and all will be revealed.
Following a successful 2006 pilot, the American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live Webcast of its national announcement of the top books and video for children and young adults - including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards - on January 22 at 7:45 a.m. PST. The award announcements are made as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will bring together more than 10,000 librarians, publishers, authors and guests in Seattle from January 19 to 24.
So let's have some fun in my absence. What do you think will get the Newbery proper? Go on, don't be shy. Write in your number one, and ONLY your number one, pick. I'm curious to see how many of you get it right. As you shall see, there is a reason why no high stakes gambling involves children's literary awards.
So what'll win?