Each fall, the SLJ editors and contributors look back over the entire publishing year, painstakingly discussing and debating the merits of notable and noteworthy books, DVDs, audiobooks, apps, and more. Featured in the December issue, the Best Books and Top 10 lists represent the cream of the crop of materials for children and teens published or produced in the year. In the past, the editors (myself, Luann Toth,Shelley Diaz, Mahnaz Dar, and Daryl Grabarek) would take to social media to host a Best Books Twitter Party in late November, announcing the selected titles one at a time in challenging bursts of 140 characters. This year, in addition to Twitter announcements using the hashtag #SLJBest2015, we will be hosting a live broadcast via Google Hangout and YouTube on Monday, November 23 at 6pm ET. And we cordially invite all of our SLJ reviewers to join us–either via Twitter using the hashtag #SLJBest2015 or by watching the live stream.
This week, leading up to next Monday’s big reveal, we are also hosting various Twitter chats that will tease some of the excellent selections on the various Top 10 lists (all times are 3 pm EST):
Wednesday, November 18: Top 10 Audio and Top 10 DVDs
Thursday, November 19: Best Adult Books 4 Teens
Friday, November 20: Top 10 Latin@ Books, Top 10 Graphic Novels, Top 10 Apps
And, of course, the big reveal of the Best Books LIVE via Google Hangout and YouTube on November 23 at 6 pm. Hope to “see” some of you then!