January 22, 2010


There will be a brand new feature here at Wild About Words, but more on that later . . .

First, TWO inspiring things:

1) Reading about Rebecca Stead winning the Newbery Medal for her novel When You Reach Me and Jerry Pinkney winning the Caldecott Medal for The Lion & The Mouse reminded me how much I love creating books for children. You can read about how the winners felt when they received the phone call here. You can watch the winners on the Today Show here.

2) This is Robert Dow, head of the Palm Beach County's Teacher Union. He has acute leukemia. His speech in this video is about teachers and children in Palm Beach County. And it's one of the best speeches I've ever heard.

Now, about that brand new feature . . . Check this blog early next week to read the first Top 6 1/2 List with a special surprise guest.

See you then!

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