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Happy New Year! Here’s to a great year of reading for your book group in 2011.

I am writing this newsletter from San Diego, where I am in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference. Here I have had a chance to meet many new authors and catch up with ones I already know, as well as chat with librarians from around the country. The enthusiasm of this group always energizes me. Last night, I was at dinner with five librarians, and we bantered about books and authors all evening. By the time you read this, the Youth Media Awards will have been announced, which are the equivalent of the Oscars of children’s book publishing. I have a number of friends on various selection committees, and the excitement building about these awards all week has made this conference even more fun!