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The 2014 Youth Media Awards: Things I Love

I love Philadelphia.

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I love that they have something called “artisan grilled cheese” there.

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I loved discussing picture books with 14 other people who care deeply and are as knowledgeable as the day is long.

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I loved making “The Calls”.

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I love that the phone we used to make “The Calls” had a random orange sitting behind it.

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I love sitting in the third row.

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I love the unexpected.

(Navigating Early wins a Printz Honor)

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I love these four books.

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I love that Locomotive got the biggest ovation of the morning (although I admit I may have been listening with biased ears).

I love that our committee blew train whistles when Locomotive was announced.

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I love these tweets.

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I love that I can watch it all on video.

I love the name Flora.

I love that Carl Harvey (member of our Caldecott committee) made Caldecott cookies to bring to his school this week.

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I love the passion of the kids and adults who really wanted their favorite book to win.

I love that John Schumacher captured this video:

I love the Newbery picks, and especially that The Year of Billy Miller received recognition.

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I love that I can now show my students the Caldecott winners (and I love that they picked two of them in their mock Caldecott).

I love this image from the SLJ Post-Game Show. Makes me smile every time I see it.

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I love NPR’s piece on the Youth Media Award winners.

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I love the video Molly Idle made after winning a Caldecott Honor.

Because I think it’s brave, I love this piece by Don Tate on what it feels like to not win the big awards.

I love that Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) did such a fine job interviewing Kate DiCamillo.

I love that I can update my Caldecott Infographic.

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And my Newbery Infographic.

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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.

Comments

  1. Lara Starr says:

    What I Love: This post!

  2. I love this post! The artisan grilled cheese, the train whistle, the neat perspective on the awards…

  3. Colby Sharp says:

    Crazy that E.L. went almost 30 years between awards.

  4. Misti says:

    At my library, we had a pizza party for all of the kids who participated in our Mock Caldecott book club. At the beginning of the party, I announced the winners, and when I got to Locomotive, one little guy (maybe three years old) just screamed, “LOCOMOTIVE!” It was his favorite, and hearing that it won really made his day.

  5. Jill says:

    All so exciting! Train whistles! And cookies — nice. Misti — whoever you are — I love your story about that happy little guy!

  6. Those whistles were great!

  7. Sondy says:

    So much to love! Makes me smile! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Where did the train whistles come from? Did you also have a cat in case Wuffles won?

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