Martha, Lolly, and I will pop in over the course of the coming months to let you know what we are adding to our personal Caldecott shelves. If you see something YOU think is promising, please leave the title in the comments below. As I say all the time, I have to rely on reviews and recommendations to help make up my potential slate of Caldecott contenders, so don’t be shy!
I have not seen any finished books yet, but I am pretty excited about Lois Ehlert’s newest– The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life. It just got a star in The Horn Book, and Kirkus liked it too. I am a nut for R. Gregory Christie’s illlustrations, so I am also looking forward to seeing the book he did with Carole Boston Weatherford, Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood. I did not see it at ALA, so it might not even be a picture book. I don’t care — I have to have it.
I have quite a substantial pile of good-looking books for review, but I will wait to comment until I actually read them.
Thank you for all your recommendations, comments, opinions, and questions. Before long, it will be time to start up our postulating about next year’s crop of Caldecott-eligible books.