Thursday, January 1, 2009

Reading Roundup 2008

By the Numbers
Picture Books: 297
Early Readers: 6*
*Caveat: I just started tagging these late in the year, so I know I've read more than 6. They're just all labeled "children" instead.

Writing: What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas
Illustration: Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
Overall: Thank You Bear by Greg Foley

Because I Want To Awards
Coolest Concept: Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal by Paul Fleischman
Most Mind-Bending: Big and Little by Jon Stadler
Most Charming Main Character: Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier
Favorite New Author: Bob Shea
Favroite New Board Book Author: Leslie Petricelli
Most Twisted (but in a good way!): Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau
Flat-Out Weirdest: The Potty Train by David Hochman
Sweetest: Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino
Storytime Favorite: Maybe a Bear Ate It! by Robie Harris
Have to Mention It Somehow: Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle

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