Our blog began as a place to have conversations about books and make predictions about the Newbery winners. Here are all of the winners for the lifetime of our blog:
2006 Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
2007 The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
2008 Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
2009 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2010 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
2011 Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
2012 Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
2013 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
2014 Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
2015 The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Our blog has been a place to share book reviews of children’s and profession books, classroom stories, Poetry Friday and Poetry Month, It’s Monday What Are You Reading, Math Monday, #Nerdlutions, One Little Words, #GNCelebration, #PB10for10, #cyberPD…and more in more than 3000 posts, which means we’ve averaged about 300 posts per year! WHEW!
The blog isn’t the only place we’ve shared our reading – we’re both on Goodreads, and have listed over 3000 books there. Between the two of us, we’ve tweeted over 30,000 tweets (probably not all about books and reading)!
The blog isn’t the only place we’ve been writing these past 10 years. Both of us write for Choice Literacy. Franki has published and/or co-published four books, and Mary Lee has poems in six anthologies.
It’s been a fun and productive 10 years both on and off the blog. We’re delighted that we share the Kidlitosphere with you, and look forward to what the next 10 years will bring!