I know I’m not a working librarian anymore, but the American Library Association had its annual midwinter conference here in Seattle over the weekend. Which was really exciting since this is where the announce the Newbery and Caldecott books every year! I didn’t go to the awards ceremony, but I did spend Sunday afternoon walking around the exhibit floor.

I came away with stacks of fantastic ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) to read this year, including a bag full of middle grade/YA books that I gave to the upper elementary class at H’s school.

Here’s what I picked up starting from the upper left corner, and when each will be released:

I’ll be starting in on this stack soon, I hope, but it should keep me busy reading for quite some time.