The 2014 Youth Media Awards: Things I Love
I love Philadelphia.
I love that they have something called “artisan grilled cheese” there.
I loved discussing picture books with 14 other people who care deeply and are as knowledgeable as the day is long.
I loved making “The Calls”.
I love that the phone we used to make “The Calls” had a random orange sitting behind it.
I love sitting in the third row.
I love the unexpected.
(Navigating Early wins a Printz Honor)
I love these four books.
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.
I love these tweets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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