PW Best Books of the Year

Publisher’s Weekly has selected its Best Books of the Year for 2007.  To find the youth titles, get ready to scroll and scroll.  Just when your mouse has fallen off the mousepad for the third time, you should be near the children’s list.  😉  The categories are Children’s Picture Books, Children’s Fiction (which has clearly teen titles in it), Children’s Nonfiction and Children’s Comics.

Picture books include two of my favorites of the year:  Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear and Leaves.

Fiction has two of my top teen books: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and A Swift Pure Cry. 

And there are many I have not managed to read yet, but have been on my list for some time.  Looks like a very nice collection of titles.  Though I wish that they would pull YA out to a separate list and focus more on chapter books for older elementary ages. 

Paolini Plans a Fourth

School Library Journal reports that Christopher Paolini is going to be releasing a fourth book in his very popular Eragon series.  Book three is due to be released in September 2008 and book four is not yet scheduled.  Sounds like an opportunity to replace our Harry Potter parties with Eragon parties.  Similar costumes…  Dragons… Magic…