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Caldecott Musings . . . 2016

  It’s that time of year . . . so many “best of” lists are out and the excitement is building toward the announcement of the Caldecott Medal, named in honor of nineteenth century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is … Continue reading

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Caldecott Musings 2014

A small but enthusiastic group met this afternoon to discuss potential 2014 Caldecott honorees. We read and shared what we liked about the twelve books pictured before voting, with Journey the unanimous winner. Honor books were The Mighty Lalouche and … Continue reading

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Watching the awards together

For the past several years I’ve enjoyed watching the webcast of the ALA Youth Media Awards. Usually I get the webcast started, feed the kids breakfast and get them on the bus, and watch the announcements. This year they were … Continue reading

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Another winner

You may not have heard of the Arbuthnot lecture, though the person who will have the honor of delivering this lecture was announced along with the other ALA Awards (Newbery, Caldecott & friends) a few weeks ago. As the ALSC … Continue reading

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