Today’s the day!

Soon the press conference will begin and the world will learn the titles chosen for the most prestigious children’s and young adult book awards in the US. The Newbery and Caldecott provide lots of WOW! factor but there are many important awards given today along with those.

Usually I’d be sitting in a room along with hundreds of excited others in the children’s book community, amidst the buzz and smiles. But this year I’m home so Bobbie and I are having a little breakfast party. The cherry almond scones are fresh out of the oven, coffee and chai are on the table, and we’re signed into the live webcast in Chicago. We’re READY! We’re joining Elizabeth Bird for the SLJ Pre-Game show.


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