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The 2013 Newbery/Caldecott Banquet: What to Wear?

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As some of you may have heard, the Caldecott turns 75 this year.  This begs the all important question on everyone’s lips: What are you wearing to the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet this year?  And don’t tell me you’re not going.  If you’re in Chicago on Sunday, June 30th then you should attend.  Even if you don’t [...]

Video Sunday: The Swankiest Bathmat in Town

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It’s hard to have a favorite part of the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet to look forward to, but definitely up there is the red carpet interview portion.  Each year Jim Averbeck whips out the camera and questions and has the luminaries of the field give their thoughts and opinions on a variety of schtoofs.  2011 was no [...]

Video Sunday: “And barbarian lords with feathered hair . . . from Delaware!”

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Ah.  Sweet screen capture.  Only you could give me the chance to get just the right angle on this video of M.T. Anderson singing (YES, singing!) his Delaware song.  And truth be told, the man does a lovely acapella rendition of the ode.  The only thing that could make it even more complete would be [...]

Review of the Day: In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck

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In a Blue Room By Jim Averbeck Illustrated by Tricia Tusa Harcourt $16.00 ISBN: 978-0-15-205992-7 Ages 4-8 On shelves now This?  Bandwagon jumping.  Totally fun.  You should try it. You know that feeling you have when you’re a fan of something (could be an artist, television show, songwriter, you name it) and they just don’t [...]