Tuesday, January 15, 2008

It's Following Me!

I'm home from ALA and the Caldecott considerations only to bump back into the Newbery: Gary Schmidt and a gaggle of his Calvin College students are currently navigating their way to our offices. They are all in town this month for a course on "The New England Saints," (Hawthorne, Dickinson, etc.) so I'm guessing this afternoon's visit must be a very extracurricular activity. Or maybe Gary sees us as his lucky charm--the last time he did this was the day his Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy was named a Newbery Honor.

I did a little bit of podcast reporting from the awards press conference we hope to have up for you by the end of the week.

1 comment:

jeannineatkins said...

I book I just discovered sounds most useful for the lucky students in the New England Saints course. A Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England by R. Todd Felton is packed with gorgeous photographs -- you get water lily pads from the middle of Walden Pond, and looking out, not in, the window of Thoreau's cabin. There are simple maps,museum information,well chosen quotes and Felton's well-informed musings.