This is a quick post to wish all our readers a very Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is full of great books that are discovered like magic. Picking up a book, any book, is an invitation to another place: a chance to make new friends, learn something, to be moved and just to enjoy.
There are so many books I’m looking forward to reading in 2013 that I can’t really begin to name them all. But a few things have me excited for the coming year. The return of beloved-long-out-of-print Ruth Chew titles in August should make for a great summer. Inhuman, the new dystopian novel from Kat Falls. The newest book from last year’s Caldecott Honoree, Chris Raschka, Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bike, looks to be another winner. Really, the list is huge. The new Chris Lynch novel looks great, there’s a new Fancy Nancy that some kids have already asked about.
What books are you most excited about in the coming year? And, did you get the books you wanted for the holidays?
Have a safe and Happy New Year!