Fuse 8 n’ Kate: 2023 Caldecott Contenders
It’s that time of the year again! A week from today we’ll see what books have officially won Caldecotts, Newberys, and other sundry awards at the ALA YMA announcements (visible here). I’ll also be doing a Pre-Game announcement of all kinds of possible wins. But before that, we’ve an annual tradition here at Fuse 8 n’ Kate where I present Kate three potential winners and she considers which ones have the best chance. This year Kate feels that there is one clear cut winner . . . and a book that can only be called a complete and utter loser in comparison. Which is which? You’re just going to have to listen for yourself to see.
Listen to the whole show here on Soundcloud or download it through iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, PlayerFM, or your preferred method of podcast selection.
The Randolph Caldecott music video, music by the Effin’ G’s, is still out there. And here, one and all, is the video today, after a good 13 year hiatus. Starring . . . both Kate AND myself as well as a slew of famous names. If you’d like to see Yuyi Morales, Christopher Myers, Matthew Holm, Sean Qualls, Peter Brown, Marla Frazee, John Rocco, and so many more from over a decade ago . . . you’re gonna enjoy this:
Kate’s “Meh” Recommendation: The Harry Potter Magic at Play
Betsy’s “Meh” Recommendation: White Noise
Filed under: Best Books of 2022, Fuse 8 n' Kate, Newbery / Caldecott Predictions
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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