Hi ho, folks! And what an exciting morning we had today. Lori Prince and I had a blast in the SLJ office predicting winners and then discovering how wrong (or occasionally right) we were. Here’s the PreGame Show, in case you missed it live. Note how Lori successfully predicts a Newbery combo that was far from a given:
For more fun, check out our PostGame Wrap-Up in which we caterwaul with great good fervor:
Here’s the video of the folks who won getting “the call”, which is fun:
And for additional fun, here are some videos from today’s winners on hidden things about their books. These videos were created for my website with Jules Danielson celebrating our book Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature.
On the Caldecott side, winner Dan Santat talks about the behind-the-scenes story of Beekle:
Caldecott Honor winner Lauren Castillo talked about her own Nana in the City:
On the Newbery side, Cece Bell won an Honor and proffered this video about El Deafo:
Candace Fleming won several awards for The Family Romanov including a Sibert Honor.
And Duncan Tonatiuh won a Pura Belpre Honor as well as Sibert Honor for Separate Is Never Equal: