I've had this post in drafts since returning from Chicago over a week ago...
Many of my friends have posted beautiful blog posts about their experiences at ALA and at the Newbery Caldecott Wilder banquet.
My words will pale in comparison.
Suffice it to say that attending the banquet was the highlight of my trip to Chicago and ALA.
|Katherine Paterson accepts the Wilder award|
|Katherine Applegate accepts the Newbery|
|The One and Only Ivan - Newbery Winner!|
|Jon Klassen accepts the Caldecott|
|This is Not My Hat - Caldecott Winner|
|the inimitable Tom Angleberger|
|the amazing Kirby Larson|
|Nerdy Book Club friends|
|Kathy, The Brain Lair|
|Niki, Daydream Reader|
|Brian, Kathy, & Beth|
Most definitely, it was a night to remember.