Sorry for the lag, its frowned upon not to pay your bill on time. Even though the holiday season is over there's still stuff to do. Especially in the children's section. A lot of holidays are coming up President's day, Martin Luther King Jr's day Black History Month to name a few. Its good to get books in early so they'll be there when kids come in search of books for reports. Also all the big children's awards are given out in January. It's not like the Grammy's or the Oscar's, authors aren't nominated for various categories so no one knows until the awards are announced who the winners and honors are. This time of year it really pays off to kidlitblog hop. I can get a very good idea about what books to get in before the awards are given out. If you're thinking why don't I just wait until the winners are announced to get the right books, well everyone is looking for winning books the day after, they become very hard to find, but its even harder to try to explain to customers why you don't have the book that just won the Newbery and why you may not get it in for another few weeks, plus with the economy the way it is it good to have the books customers will want to buy in stock .
I am going to put down my Newbery long shots on record, just in case.
Six Innings: A Game in the Life by James Preller and House of Dance Beth Kephart - extra copies of these books won't hurt, I can sell them without a medal.