January 18, 2010

Two Years Ago . . .

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!!!

1 comment:

Riley said...

Very interesting! I'd love to be a fly on the wall when they choose the Newbery. I liked WHEN YOU REACH ME, but was it the BEST book of the year? Hmmm...not so sure.