Patti: sweet, thanks!
Joanna: so we just wait here, i think.
Patti:: so it says 7:45 EST so 6:45 Central time right? Too early for this.
Patti:: Excellent. Cdog had a total meltdown this morning. I think it was related to the fact that he ate nothing for the past two days and was starving.
Joanna: no! J is fussing right now. i can't believe he heard me make coffee. so this should be an interesting morning! thank goodness sesame st starts at 7.
Patti:: ha! Have you ever watched the Fresh Beat Band on nicolodeon? Hilarious
Joanna: no! and hey! thom has to announce the alsc/newbery winners since he is pres of alsc! just saw it on his facebook!
Patti: Really! that is cool!
Patti: hey it is up! tell me when you see it and I'll click
Joanna: see the webcast?(out changing diaper)
Patti: Yes, refresh!No worries, let me know when you're back
Joanna: LOL on!
Patti: Let the announcements begin
Patti: There is elevator music. Should there be elevator music on the internet?
Patti: Ahhhh! Preannouncement
Joanna: we on on! coffee poured. baby on lap w/ bottle.we rule.
Patti: Super, moving to a room that does not include my son
Joanna: BRIDES SFAREWELL~!!!!!
Patti: Cool! I'm back
Joanna: too bad i have no knowledge of audlt lit.
Patti: That Soulless sounds awesome
Patti: Just the top ten?
Joanna: (J is very entertained w/ my 3 open windows! he's laughing)can't be here all morning.
Patti: I guess the entire list would be mammoth
Joanna: Hi, Thom!
Patti: Thom! I like his tie
Joanna: me, too. mic isn't tall enough.show alison show alison show alison
Patti: I feel like we're listening to click, clack moo.just the feedback. The FEEDBACK!!!
Joanna: OMG. you are exactly right. president talk = coffee time
Patti: That is too funny, I was just reaching for mine. Glorious coffee.
Patti: Good guess
Joanna: Anything but typical?
Patti: (Schneider Award) Django? Never heard of it
Joanna: Djang - best young children's book.Djano Reinhart is a super. You'll love his music.
and you've heard it lots of times.Anything but typical!!!
Patti: Ha! You totally called it
Joanna: Nora Raleigh Baskin did a good job.drumm rolll
Patti: She really did. I liked it. Good god! You're good
Joanna: but it is Mar SELL O.Not Mar CHELL O
Patti: Interesting how there was 2 autism books awarded
Joanna: I didn't realize the Schneider Award was for autisim. That's what Camila said.
Patti: Oh Ha!
Joanna: So that limits it?
Patti: Well, that explains it. Although the first dude had burnt hands not autism. Or did he have both?
Joanna: Maybe she said autism and disability experiece.Hm.On too.. Coretta Scott King.
Patti: Cool how it is announced on MLK Day
Joanna: Happy Dr. MLK Day, indeed!whoops. who just won the lifetime achievement?
Patti: Have they announced it?Click Clack MOOOO,WALTER DEAN MYERS!!!
Joanna: Well, Walter Dean Myers! Of course. He's awesome.
Patti: Awesome. How has he not won this before?
Joanna: You know, he'd make a good children's lit ambassador!
Patti: Yes! he really would. He is such a nice man.
Joanna: 1st year they started the Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement award.
Patti: Well that explains how he hasn't won it before.
Joanna: Steptoe Award for New Talent: The Rock and the River
Patti: Makes a lot of sense, this one has gotten tons of buzz. We'll have to get more copies in our system.
Joanna: I want to read it.
Patti: Illustrator award: My People, Langston Hughes
Joanna: Iove that a photography book won illustrator!!
Patti: and the illustrator is gone! Wish I had caught his name.Nice! Mare's War for the honor
Joanna: (cute alert: J is clapping w/ the audience).WHOA! Here's a book I heard nothing about in the Mocks.
Patti: Author Award: Bad News and Outlaws.That one seems very cool.
Patti: Love the cover.(adorable about J)
Joanna: Me, too. Illustration looks fantastic.(S's up too.)
Joanna: Thom is back to announce YALSA.getting shivers
Patti: teen reading is good, blah blah blah... Oh hey,The Magicians made Alex too. Margaret A. Edwards Award...Jim Murphy...and I'm stumped.
Joanna: An nonfiction author! Bodes well for nonfiction in the awards.It's a nonfiction year!
Patti: that's nice, I have no idea who he is, but I'm sure he deserves it.
Joanna: you know his books.
Patti: (C is running up and down the hall screaming)
Joanna: I think he also wrote Truce w/ came out this year.
Patti: Oh, ok. That one seemed interesting. Alison talked about that one at our Liar book exchange.William C Morris: William was called Bill (aka unneeded factoid)
Joanna: quick! a guess to the winner!
Patti: Hold Still.ha.WRONG!!! Flash Burnout for the win
Joanna: So it's funny to see names of people I know.
Patti: I haven't read any. They all seem like good books.
Joanna: I've been a librarian for a looong time.
Patti: LOL.Nonfiction award up next.
Joanna: another guess for this one!Could it be Claudette Colvin?Hmm.
Patti: Claudette Colvin seems like a solid guess.(now C is banging on the door)
Joanna: How funny that I read almost all of those.
Patti: I've got to go for Written in Bone
Joanna: Couldn't fiish Charles & Emma.LOL!
Patti: Charles and Emma!
Joanna: Charles and Emma for the win!
Patti: Aren't they making a movie about this too? I believe I just read something about a movie about them. Based on this book? I don't know.
Joanna: (J's latest talent is to "paint" with his bottle's leftover milk.) A movie would be good.
Then I don't have to finish reading it?
Patti: (nice, hopefully on your wood furniture)
Joanna: (mm. and sofa)
Patti: I have no plans to read it, we'll just add that onto my list of not going to read.
Patti: PRINTZ!!!!!! My heart is palpitating
Joanna: Honor: Charles & Emma
Patti: Charlies and Emma! That was on a lot of people's lists
Joanna: Totally off everyone's Radar!
Patti: Punkzilla = depressing.
Joanna: WHat are these books!??
Patti: Tales of the Madman Underground.
Joanna: Rick Yancy was great @ the Teen Book Fest.
Patti: Lots of surprises.NOT Marcello
Joanna: drum roll! HOLY SH*(&$&&!!!
Patti: GOING BOVINE!!!!
Joanna: Libba Forever!!
Patti: Another one I couldn't read! But I love Libba Bray. How cool!
Joanna: I have it checked out right now.It's in my bag.
Patti: And out of left field comes The Printz Award. That is nice.
Joanna: See NO MARCELLO.I'm almost awesome.It was too perfect in it's ending.
Patti: And in Going Bovine the dude dies. See? Books are better when people die.
Joanna: Well hells bells, Patti:. I haven't read it YET.
Patti: I haven't either. Sorry! On to Odyssey Award.
Joanna: Odyssey Audiobooks:
Joanna: Peace, Locomotion!
Patti: Nice, We are the Ship.WINNER: Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken.I haven't even heard of this, despite it being DiCamillo.
Joanna: Same here.
Patti: Click Clack MOOOOO
Joanna: Pura Belpré
Patti: Marcello? haha
Joanna: maybe Confetti Girl (J fic)
Patti: We Were Here by De La Pena
Joanna: Illustration: David Diaz - Diego
Patti: I didn't like that one. Oh well.
Joanna: My Abuelita - Yuyi Morales.LOVE this book. Sad itdidn't win. John Parra-Gracias Thanks
Rafael Lopez - Book Fiesta (dia de los ninos/dia de loslibro).Cute.
Patti: Pat Mora for the win, surprise surprise.
Joanna: Yes, but for illustration.
Patti: oh right haha
Joanna: But yes, Pat Mora.(diaper changing. brb)
Patti: Honor Books for Text:Diego Bigger Than Life and Frederico Garcia Lorca.Winner: Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez.I meant to read that one.
Joanna: so no marcello?
Joanna: Now that is a shame.I loved that being Mex-American wasn't central to the theme. But maybe that is why?
Patti: (dang it cdog just came in the room. Thankfully for a book)
Joanna: Mex-Am is who he is. There is some stuff about his dad in law school at Harvard and racism in the law firm.(Cdog cracks me up.)
Patti: (he's crying that he want's mommy to read to him)
Joanna: (sorry he doesn't like TV)
Patti: (me toooooooo)
Joanna: (J&S are watching batman & scooby doo video)
Patti: (lucky lady)
Joanna: Arbuthnot Honor Lecture :
Patti: Ohhhh Lois Lowry to announce
Joanna: No, she wins!
Patti: oh! ha!
Joanna: Or is given he lectureship.Hee.
Patti: (I'm sitting here feeling guilty I'm not reading "Silly Goose" to C)
Joanna: (so this chattin is so dang fun)
Patti: (yes) That's nice. I really like Lois Lowry.(and I'm hungry and Lugnut is clawing at the door to be let out)
Joanna: I can get this one if you need to break.Batchelder Award: Honor: Big wolf and little wolf (picture book?) Eidi. Moribito 2 (Moribito 1 won last year)
Patti: You know, I thought Moribito would be a huge draw, it hardly checks out at any of our branches.
Joanna: A Faraway
Patti: Me neither, it just seemed cool and had a cool cover. I expected bigger things.
Joanna: SIBERT MEDAL - informational books
Patti: Written in Bone! I hope anyhow.
Joanna: heh. DAY-GLO Brothers from
Joanna: Almost bought Moonshot.WHOA! Claudette Colvin for the Honor.
Patti: come on written in bone for the win....
Joanna: ALMOST ASTRONAUTS!SLAM SLAM SLAM!
Patti: ALMOST ASTRONAUTS! Color me surprised.
Joanna: Oh fun times on blogs. People have strong feelings against this one.
Patti: Apparently the writers bias was not as important as we thought. Very interesting.
Joanna: I didn't think it was as bad as others. But noticeable.
Patti: Yes, lots of debate. I like these types of winners. Who wants something we've all expected?
Joanna: Interesting on how that editorial voice will be considered from here on out.
Patti: I'm glad, I did like this one. ontoVideo award, Andrew Carnegie
Joanna: I love surprises.
Patti: Don't Let the
Joanna: Mo's first win of the night!Can't be an
[note: a clip of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is showing.]
Patti: LOVE IT! Maybe C would watch this. Love the voice.
Joanna: But it is narrated by Jon Scizeka.= awesome.
Patti: I bet your mom would let me. Best line of the book.
Joanna: This is really funny.
Patti: hahahaha Love the freak out.
Joanna: I love the Noooooooos!!!!!
Patti: ha! probably.Let's Do Nothing is my guess.
Joanna: Honor: I Spy Fly Guy.Little Mouse Gets Ready! GN by Jeff Smith and Toon Books!
Mouse & Mole...Pearl & Wagner.
Joanna: a graphic novel!Wins!No Mo!
Patti: CUTE!!!! Love it. Benny and Penny.Wait, this is a beginner reading award. Let's Do Nothing isn't a beginning reader.Get on the ball!It's good that Willems didn't win. You shouldn't win awards every year.
Joanna: Caldecott Medals. I finally read Lion and Mouse this weekend. ALL THE WORLD - another
Patti: Nice! ATX in the house
Joanna: Red sings from treetops (new book to me)
Patti: me too.
Joanna: MEDAL....IS....Lion and the Mouse
Joanna: Jerry Pinkney
Patti: I bet a lot of people go home happy today. I haven't actually seen it. I'm sure it is wonderful.NEWBERY
Joanna: NEWBERY COMETH. 4 HONORS: Claudette Colvin!
Patti: Lots of love for Claudette.
Joanna: Well well well...Calpurnia
Patti: REALLY!!!! Race issues not an issue apparently.
Joanna: Where the Mt Meets the Moon! Still not finished. PATTI:!!!!!!!!!!
Patti: HOMER!!!! Loved this book. Sooo funny!When you Reach me!
Joanna: Well, no surprise here. When You Reach Me for the Newbery.
Patti: No upsets on the Newbery, that's for sure. Everyone had talked about these books.
Joanna: Well, Homer Figg is a surprise. And I am shocked about Calpurnia Tate for the Honor.
Patti: me too. VERY.
Joanna: (hee hee. Thom is telling us to clean up!)
Patti: And we'll never know what their rationale was.
Patti: And cue elevator music.
Joanna: Ah, more elevator music!LOLSoothing guitar picking. Pseudo jazz?
Patti: LOL! well, it was lovely chatting! I will clean up and post.
Joanna: You are awesome. I had a great time. Same deal next year.
Patti: Definitely! Fun Fun Fun!Joanna: Have a great rest of your MLK Day. Back to paying attention to my kids.