Each year the Newbery, Caldecott, and other Youth Media Awards are decided and announced at the American Library Association Midwinter conference. This year's awards break new ground in recognizing a wider diversity of excellence in literature (the Newbery) and "picture books" (the Caldecott). Could it have anything to do with OPL's Sharon McKellar being one of the Caldecott committee members?
Look for a fuller recap from us next week, but meanwhile, check them out! (And yes, we are ordering lots more copies...right now!)