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Dave the Potter and Stevie the Reader

One of the things I love best about my work in children’s literature is how seamlessly it melds with my life as a mother. When I was elected to serve on the 2011 Caldecott committee, I wrote to family and friends, saying, “Thousands of picture books will come my way and I have just the […]

Profile of 2001 Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck

by Marc Talbert The Call. There are many great stories about Newbery Award–winning authors receiving The Call. The Call can come at any time on that fateful day during the American Library Association’s midwinter meeting. It is almost always a surprise. It is almost always received with an awkward and unrehearsed combination of disbelief and […]