“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nerdbery Challenge Anyone?


I just read this article about a librarian and a 4th grade teacher who have put together a contest called the "Nerdbery Challenge" challenging participants to read every single Newbery Award winner since its inception in 1922. Apparently the two review the books online in video interviews and they are quite entertaining - more so than they can say for most of those early award winners!

Nerdbery Videos

This is the video that they posted for the Newbery Award winner Waterless Mountain...

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