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Caldecott & Newbery Winners plus some family business

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Contests & Prizes, Currently reading, Misc.

Are you interested in more from the author of “Coraline”? Neil Gaiman recently won the 2009 John Newbery Medal for his most recent book, “The Graveyard Book” (illustrated by Dave McKean and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books). The winner of the 2009 Caldecott Award is “The House in the Night,” illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin Company).

If you have a chance, put these books on reserve at the Multnomah County Library.

I have not been able to write on the library blog lately — life has been a little busy. As most of you know, my grandmother (who turns 89 this July) broke her hip and sustained some other injuries in a fall recently. She has really appreciated the cards and letters people have been sending! If you would like me to pass along a note or message, just leave a note in comments and I will tell her. The kind words really make her day. I also have a P.O. Box where you can send cards, if you’d like — just drop me a note and I will e-mail you the address.

I will be off work on family leave through the end of the school year, I am sorry to tell you. I am missing all of my students and classes very much, but I know you are in good hands.

Leave comments if you’d like, or drop an e-mail.

I will talk with you soon, and keep reading!


Ms. Nancy