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RIP Leo Dillon, 1933-2012

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As I’m sure you’ve heard the news already but in case you haven’t, yet another star in the Caldecott firmament went out.  Leo Dillon, perhaps best known as the first African-American winner of the Caldecott Award, has passed away following complications with a recent surgery.  For a recap of his history, his life with Diane, [...]

Review of the Day: Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissack

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Never Forgotten By Patricia C. McKissack Illustrated by Leon and Diane Dillon Schwartz & Wade $18.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-84384-6 Ages 4 and up On shelves October 11, 2011 The more I read children’s literature the more I come to realize that my favorite books for kids are the ones that can take disparate facts, elements, and [...]

The Conundrum of The Secret River

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Oh, it’s too soon to consider 2012 Caldecott/Newbery books, right?  Of course it is.  Far too soon.  Still in the first flush of the announcements regarding the 2011 winners we should do a bit of maxin’ and relaxin’.  Enjoy some adult literature.  Sip a gimlet and enjoy all that Masterpiece Theater queuing up on our [...]