Okay, so this has never happened before! From the School Library Journal interview with Scholastic Ambassador for School Libraries John Schumacher:
Interviewer, Rocco Staino: "What upcoming books are you particularly looking forward to reading?"
John Schumacher: Thank you for asking this question. How much space do I have? (See below.)
Surf’s Up (North South) by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Daniel Miyares
Chuck and Woodchuck (Candlewick) by Cece Bell
Where’s the Party? (Roaring Brook) By Ruth Chan
Little Elliot, Big Family (Holt) by Mike Curato
Barnacle is Bored (Scholastic) by Jonathan Fenske
Zen Socks (Scholastic) by Jon Muth
Twenty Yawns (Two Lions) by Jane Smiley; illustrated by Lauren Castillo
Be a Friend (Bloomsbury) by Salina Yoon"
Read the rest of the list here.
Jen and I have followed John Schumacher (@mrschu) for a long time on Twitter. He's a tremendous advocate for children's literature, a beloved former librarian and member of the 2014 Newberry committee. So, it was a complete surprise and delight to see him mention Barnacle Is Bored as a book he's looking forward to reading. Wow!
Barnacle Is Bored will be published by Scholastic in April 2016.