The Pulitzers of children’s books were announced this week, and the Newbery winner, Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me, was tweeted about by an insider at Random House 17 minutes before the award was officially revealed. Oops. Such is the danger of the digital age. The post was taken down almost as soon as it was put up, and Random House has been quiet about the culprit.
The Caldecott for best illustrated book goes to Jerry Pinkney’s The Lion and the Mouse, a wordless picture book.
If any of you blog readers have read or seen either of these and want to share your thoughts, we’d love to hear them!