On my desk are some of the goodies I got while at the ALA convention in Florida:
Notice that beautiful thing on top? It's not a book, it's the program from the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet that I was lucky to attend (did you miss Newbery winner Matt de la Pena's amazing speech? Go read it NOW.)
The program was created by the Caldecott winner, Sophie Blackall:
Isn't it gorgeous? I admit I was particularly thrilled when she won this year because I actually have a Sophie Blackall original. Back in 20014, she participated in Robert's Snow and I bought her snowflake:
I think I made a good investment, don't you?