Librarians Who Rule

I was just chatting here at the MB lib with the ref librarian about the Caldecott Winner and so I popped over to the American Library Association website to see who this year's recipient was: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Not any book I had heard of, but I've never been one to pay close attention to the picture books. (The librarian here does because of the early childhood ed program.)

However, I did pop over to the Newbery List and saw that this year's was "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village" by Laura Amy Schlitz. I had heard all about this book back in January on WBUR's Here and Now and meant to write about it when I did. I love all things Birtish historical (see previous posts on Tudors, Elizabeth, Jane Austen and the Windsors), so this book appealed to me because it's about medieval England.

I love to read YA novels because they usually take only a day's time and they're fun and if they're Newbery winners they're not so much brain candy as they are brain cookie made with whole wheat flour and all natural ingredients so there's some nourishment in there.

The coolest thing, though, is that the author is actually a librarian. How neat-o. That's why I titled this post "Librarians Who Rule".

Off to go order the book, from my library, of course!