Archive for January 11th, 2016


Finding winnie

by Sam Juliano

The shocking news of music legend David Bowie’s sudden passing at 69 this morning will leave all other discussion on the sidelines for some time to come.  He was a huge favorite in my own house, but virtually in everyone’s and I proudly remember seeing him three times in concert, the last at the Garden State Arts Center in the late 90’s.  One of the all-time greats who music will live on long into the future and beyond.  R.I.P.  He made his mark on so many of us, and brought us unbridled joy.  The word superstar was made for the man.

And the Caldecott Medal goes to…………Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick and Sophie Blackall.  My review of this masterpiece posted at the site a little over a week ago:


It was an incredible honor to be named as one of 36 people nationwide on a FB post Ms. Blackall sent out earlier this week, as  “ambassadors of children’s literature.”  The vast majority of people on that  post were authors and illustrators.  She is quite the beloved woman by so many, as as some readers here will well remember she also illustrated the controversial A Fine Dessert, another masterwork that was discussed lat month in a post that attracted 208 comments. (more…)

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