NOT the Caldecott choices, well, of course them but really: Lolly and Robin. I want to thank them for starting up Calling Caldecott and doing such a nice job of keeping it going and getting it noticed. (On the day of the announcement, the New York Times even linked over here.) And you too, readers: by giving this blog an audience and providing your voices in thoughtful comments you have ensured that this blog will be back this fall to do it All Over Again. I know I speak for L&R when I say I hope you will be back to join us.
Several people have asked if we could keep up our picture book coverage here on hbook.com. Lolly, our web editor Kitty, and I are meeting to figure out some good ways to do this, but I also want to put a plug in for the Horn Book Magazine–I don’t think anyone does a better job of picture book coverage and criticism, and you’ll find reviews from both our bloggers in those pages. So see you there or see you here!