Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve! January is going to be an epic month for seven reasons. 

1. The  fourth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature will be announced on January 2. w00t! w00t! w00t! 

2. I'm premiering the book trailer for Elizabeth Rose Stanton's Henny on January 7. 

 3. The Sharp-Schu Book Club meets on January 15. 

4. The One and Only Ivan turns two on January 17. 

5. The Newbery committee meets January 24-26.

6. The ALA Youth Media Awards press conference is on January 27. After the press conference, I will 

              a. celebrate. 

              b. take a deep breath. 
              c. take off my Newbery hat. 
              d. start reading books published in 2014. 

7. These books  are sent out into the world on January 28. 

Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder

Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle by Jarrett J. Krosoczka 

Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets! by Kate Messner and Brian Floca 


What are you most looking forward to in January? 


  1. Normalcy after the holiday season :) And, of course----#SHARPSCHU!!!! :D


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