In a few days, the Cybils finalists will be announced, and I’ll have six weeks to talk poetry books with my delightful co-judges! I’m excited to learn which books the first-round judges selected.
Meanwhile, it was fun to have BookSpeak! Poems About Books named as a Poetry Nerdies winner (one of five–check them all out at that link). And blogger Donalyn Miller wrote:
Can we declare an official book for the Nerdy Book Club, please? If we did, it would be BookSpeak! a delightful and smart poetry collection reveling in all things bookish from readers and writers to literary elements.
Seriously, that makes my day every time I read it. And I confess, I’ve gone back to read it several times it case it disappears or I am just imagining it!
The Nerdy Book Club, a consortium of bloggers about kids’ books, started the hopefully-annual Nerdies Awards this year, and they awarded five Nerdies in each of six categories. Time to go add some books to your TBR pile!