Well, this is crazy. I just got a call from Shannon Penney, the Scholastic editor for Along Came Spider, who informed me that Spider, too, was named by The New York Public Library in its 2008 list of “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.”
I am honored and grateful.
I understand the list includes books for readers up to age eleven. The New York Public Library publishes a separate annual list of “Books for the Teen Age,” which will be announced later. The other Scholastic titles included on this list:
Nic Bishop Frogs by Nic Bishop
Sipping Spiders Through a Straw: Campfire Songs for Monsters by Kelly DiPucchio
Swindle by Gordon Korman
What to Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley
Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls