a few best books of the year

In my mail today, I got the New York Public Library's Children's Books 2009 - 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing list.

 birds bring me some apples snow day season of gifts day glo brothers how to scratch a wombat evolution of calpurnia tate wishworks

 We have most of the books in Harris County Public Library. These are all books that came out this year. Some we've had for a while - like Birds - I always do a storytime about birds in the springtime, and I used this one last time. Also, Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie is another we've had for a while. (Every once in a while I do a storytime about apples; I haven't done one lately, but I might use this one next time.) I really, really like the art in The Snow Day. In fact, some day I might blog about Komaka Sakai.

 A Season of Gifts has been at the top of my "to read" pile for the last week or so. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate has been on my to-read list for a while, and my hold is finally coming in soon. When I saw this one--Wishworks, Inc.--on the list I added it to my to-read pile. (I like books about wishes gone wrong.) I haven't actually seen The Day-Glo Brothers, since I didn't get a copy at my branch, but it looks good. How to scratch a wombat is by the same author-illustrator team as Diary of a Wombat (which is one of my favorites).

well, I guess this is enough to mention, since I can't talk about all 100 books that are on that list. We'll have to see how many of these will be on the other best books of the year lists that will be coming out.