I think I have a problem with lists. I can’t let them go. I see one listed somewhere and ZIP! Instantaneous blog posting.
Today is the day I return to work from DC and BOY ARE MY ARMS TIRED!
Oh right. That’s not how the joke works.
Anywho, I’ll recap all the other lovely things that happened when I get a moment or two to myself (you understand how silly I was to go the old return-home-and-go-directly-back-to-work route). For now, take a quick glimpse and a gander at The Designated Dozen. It’s a lovely thing to come home to. Basically it’s a list of 12 children’s books chosen by the School Library Association (UK Edition)’s librarian of the year. Twelve books everyone should know and read. More than a couple surprises in this grouping, no question. First of all, just a great look at peculiar British covers. And I don’t dislike any of these titles, really. At the same time, I don’t know if I’d label any of them my favorites. Then again again, I think I’m the only person I know who wasn’t blown away by Saffy’s Angel.
Thanks to Kids Lit for the link.
UPDATE: Monica Edinger pointed out to me that there’s a Guardian article about this list that explains its true purpose. Tah-dah!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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