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Watch the 2013 Newbery and Caldecott Awards Live!

The biggest morning in children’s literature is nigh. In a scant two weeks (Monday, January 28th @ 8:00am PT) the Youth Media awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott medals, will be handed out in Seattle the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. For the second time ever, I’ll be in the room (this was the first time). But even if you’re not in Seattle, you can join in through the magic of the internet – they’re webcasting the whole thing. Click here to bookmark the webcast page.

Image: “Me back in 1984 with my Commodore Vic 20

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I don’t get to go this year, but will be watching eagerly. This will be all the more exciting for you this year, beginning your own committee service. Congratulations!

  2. Maria Simon says:

    We will tune in at our library and project it on a big screen. We are encouraging others to come to the library and watch with us. Last Saturday we had a great time with a Mock Caldecott Election.

  3. Travis,

    Love the photograph that you posted for this blog. Perfect match.