I was sitting in the audience in Philadelphia, listening to the Newbery Award winner being announced.
It was a thrilling moment because for children's book authors, winning the Newbery Medal is akin to receiving a golden ticket. Book sales skyrocket, speaking requests flood in and your book gets into the hands of many, many more readers.
This year, I felt just as excited, even though I read the list of winners on my home computer. A complete list of winners can be found here.
Hearty CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!!!