Influencing the Newbery Vote
4th grade teacher and current Newbery committee member Monica Edinger recently received a scrapbook from her schoolchildren advising her on what kinds of books she should give the next big book award to. For those of you interested in the process, you might want to see what actual honest-to-goodness children think should win this year. I was particularly fond of the child who said that a book should use phrases like "willy-nilly". I’m with him 100% on that one. A couple "higglety-piggleties" and "folderols" wouldn’t rock the boat too much either.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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