Tag Archives: Monica Edinger

October 02

Melissa Sweet’s Some Writer: The Story of E. B. White – Review by Monica Edinger

I wasn’t much of an E. B. White fan as a young teacher. Stuart Little was reasonably amusing, but Charlotte’s Web —what a tearjerker! And so in 1990, off to study classical children’s literature at Princeton University and not wishing to spend money on a new copy, I brought along a tattered used paperback edition […]

July 26

A Top Ten Featuring the Coretta Scott King Book Awards by Monica Edinger

On a Sunday morning this past June I was sitting in a Las Vegas ballroom with tears in my eyes. Not because I had just trudged through multiple casinos full of fake Roman decor to get there, but because I was listening and watching as one recipient after another gave a heartfelt speech in response […]

February 28

Battle of the Kids’ Books by Monica Edinger

SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books is a March Madness-style contest for children’s and young adult books now in its sixth year. It begins with the three individuals (myself, Jonathan Hunt, and Roxanne Feldman) that make up the entity known as the Battle Commander reading, reading, and reading before coming up with the 16 contenders […]

Top Ten Things You May Not Know About the Newbery Award by Monica Edinger

Right now in Seattle there are fifteen exhausted, excited, and inscrutable folk, members of the 2013 Newbery Committee, who, after a year of intensive reading and examining of all eligible books, spent the last few days in seclusion to debate, discuss, listen, consider, vote, and decide on the 2013 Newbery Medal and Honor books. Having […]