Reporting: Harper Collins Fall 2007 Library Preview (Part Six)
(CONTINUED FROM PART FIVE)
There’s an interesting title on the horizon called Declare Yourself, concerning itself with why voting matters. The group that has written the book intends to register every 18-year-old by the next election. Neat. Kevin Henkes has written an "Olive’s Ocean for boys" called Bird Lake Moon. And the award for Best Description of a New Book goes to The Gollywhopper Games which was called, "The Amazing Race meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Westing Game". I’m sold.
Fans of Naomi Shihab Nye will be pleased by her upcoming book of poetry Honeybee. The mention that it contains anti-war poems makes it sound particularly appealing. Milking Jack Prelutsky for his Children’s Poet Laureate gig, Greenwillow had him write Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem. And finally, I was delighted to see that Sid Fleischman is writing yet another biography. His book on Houdini was fantastic. Now he’s bringing out The Trouble Begins at Eight: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West. Gimme!
Of course, you understand that a lot more titles than just these were discussed, but my ears only pick up on so much. Ditto my lamentable shorthand. In any case, keep your eyes peeled for these in the future. Other librarian previews to come for the Spring ’08 season.
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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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