Newberies and blueberries,
a blintz for Mr. Printz.
Caldecott and chocolate, hot
as everybody hints
at what should win Coretta
and the Stonewall and the Schneider.
We breakfast with the Batchelder.
We pour a cup of cider.
The best of books for budding brains
are up for conversation
as book nerd after book nerd strains
to watch, across the nation.
The competition's always been
hard-fought, but rarely vicious.
To some, it matters not who wins.
The wondering's delicious.