Children’s Book Awards

Barbara J. Feldman

My daughter is getting to that age where everyone else is more of an expert than dear old Mom and Dad. And books I was recommending were being summarily turned down. “Mom, that book is as OLD as I am!” But when this year’s Newbery Medal winners were announced, she was reading (and enjoying) one of the books honored as a runner-up. So, she choose another book from this year’s picks, and liked that one too. Thank goodness for experts with good taste in new books!