Monday, January 26, 2009

And the winner is...

So the results are in...
First, I have to admit that I've not yet read either of this year's medal winners, although I have heard much about "The Graveyard Book" (The Newbery winner).

I am, however, delighted to see "A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever," as a Caldecott honor book and "Savvy" as a Newbery honor book. Both of these were such fun--My son's best friend gave him "A Couple of Boys" for his 7th birthday last spring in large part because it is just like them. I'm not sure why, but I never dreamed it would be a contender.

I'm not so sure about The Underneath--I've owned it for almost a year, but can't ever seem to get past the first couple of chapters. I guess I'll have to give it another try now, maybe I'll read it to my kids once we finish Dragon Rider.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

My First Blog

Hooray! I'm so excited to be blogging at last. My husband tells me weekly that I should be blogging all of my opinions and insights about books, kids, knitting, and where they all meet--I think mostly because he thinks that if I have another audience he won't have to hear all of it.

I'm looking forward to the learning 2.0 program, too. I learned about it last spring, and hoped to do it on my own last summer, but somehow didn't fit it into my beach/travel/online class schedule. It seems to be a very accessible program, and I'm already thinking of recommending it to my parents who are pretty tech-savvy, but don't have many opportunities to learn the newest technology.