Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Carolyn Field Nominees Selected


Hi Everyone,
Now that the snows of winter have ended, the roads are clear and the smell of spring is in the air , we are ready for new challenges ... Fun ones like reading the Carolyn Field nominees. "There were many excellent books this year and the committee members engaged in a long deliberation to compile this list. We are sure that you will find at least one book that "calls" to you - your difficulty may arise, as ours did, when trying to choose just one favorite! Enjoy!" I quote the indefatigable Anita Ditz !
The committee worked long and hard to choose these books. Please read them and then vote when the ballot comes out. I would like to see a record number of librarians voting! Please feel free to add your comments about the books to this post. It may encourage others to read them.


The Nominees Are:
Bagram Ibatoulline, PA Illustrator. Crow Call, Scholastic Press.
Beth Fantaskey, PA Author. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, Harcourt
Matt Phelan, PA Illustrator. The Storm in the Barn, Candlewick Press
Melissa Wyatt, PA Author. Funny How Things Change, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, PA Authors. My Name is Sangoel, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
YSD members, check your e-mails for the link to vote.

Thank you ladies for doing such a great job!
Laureen