This is as close to an approximation of my full Newbery/Caldecott Banquet outfit as you’ll be able to find. I believe many a photo was snapped but so far only Ed Spicer was able to get one online at this moment in time (thanks for the pic, Ed!). I think you can make out the six representative elements of all the 2013 Caldecott Award and Honor books here, but if you can’t I will explain. I’ll also have a more thorough recap of the event in the coming days. Consider this just a mere taste of things to come.
Elizabeth Bird is currently New York Public Library's Youth Materials Collections Specialist. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of NYPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.