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Always Bridesmaids, Never Brides: Caldecott Almosts

There is a phenomenon that I have detected in the wide world of Caldecott Awards.  A phenomenon to which one cannot ascribe blame, but rather occurs in a bubble outside of any logic or comprehension.  It’s something I’ve noticed for a little while but have never put a name to. Inspiration for this post came [...]

The ALA Youth Media Awards are announced: Predictions and Reactions

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Well THAT was exciting!  Exciting and fun and not a single winner of today’s awards made me bang my head on a table at any point.  Hooray!  That’s what constitutes a good year, in my book.  If you’re curious about what won, the press release listing the authors can be found here.  We can now [...]

Newbery / Caldecott / Etc. 2012: Post Awards Edition

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Since it’s apparently football season (or at least that’s what the trending topics on Twitter seem to imply) think of this as a kind of post-game recap of what went on yesterday in the land of ALA Media Awards.  Each year I like to look at what I got right, what I got wrong, what [...]

Always a Bridesmaid: The Newbery/Caldecott Honor Winning Crowd

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It’s almost time for me to start thinking about my mid-year Newbery/Caldecott prediction list (also known as The Arbitrary Arbitrariness of the Arbitrariums).  In doing so my mind has been inclined to think back over the years to past winners.  In discussion with a friend the other day, the conversation turned to Jerry Pinkney.  Specifically, [...]

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 [...]