ALA Annual 2013

Red Carpet Extras

KidLit on the Red Carpet

By now you’ve heard all about the outfits, activities, and refreshments that were part of the Caldecott 75th Anniversary Red Carpet event that took place before the 2013 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder banquet at ALA Annual in Chicago.  But you haven’t heard from the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder winners themselves and now you can!

Kidlit Red Carpet logoAuthors Jim Averbeck, Betsy Bird, and Kristin Clark interviewed children’s literature heavyweights during the Red Carpet event.

Pop some popcorn, mix up a Caldecocktail, and sit back and enjoy these enchanting interviews.  Find out how Caldecott winner Jon Klassen hopes to live up to the award he’s been given.  Discover what book makes Wilder winner Katherine Paterson’s grandchildren bloodthirsty.  Learn how giggling librarians were almost convinced to take back Peter Brown’s Caldecott honor.

All this and MORE on Jim Averbeck’s KidLit on the Red Carpet blog!

Caldecott 75th Anniversary Logo Merchandise

75th Merch PhotosMerchandise featuring the fabulous anniversary logo created by Brian Selznick is available for purchase by ALSC members online, while supplies last.

Now is the time to buy a T-shirt, tote bag, or coffee mug featuring characters from ten memorable Caldecott titles.  Place your order on ALSC’s 75th Anniversary merchandise page.

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Caldecott 75th Anniversary Task Force

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