Each year, the Office of Children’s Services of The New York Public Library announces its list of “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.”
Why do we care about that?
Because I just got a phone call from Liz Szabla, my editor at Feiwel & Friends, telling me that Six Innings: A Game In the Life was named to the Children’s Books 2008 list, along with one other F & F title, Brooklyn Bridge by Newbery Medal-winning author, Karen Hesse. As Liz said to me, “You should be thrilled. That’s a list of one hundred titles, out of the, like, five-gazillion books that are published each year.”
Who can argue with that kind of math?
The full 2008 list is not yet available. For a gander at the 2007 list, click here.
And to see a way cool video of Karen speaking with Jean Feiwel about Brooklyn Bridge, start clicking like a wild person right . . . here.