The Red Book

What did I tell you about Barbara Lehman’s The Red Book edited by the brilliant, gifted, future publishing magnate, Ms. Kate O’Sullivan? I said it had the potential to become a timeless children’s classic, and apparently, the American Library Association agrees because it was named a 2005 Caldecott Honor Book!!! FYI: The Caldecott (along with the Newbury) is THE most prestigious publishing award for childrens’ books.

Three (yes, that’s 3) more books edited by Kate were honored by the ALA — Missy Violet and Me is winner of the 2005 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, and both The Tarantula Scientist and Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing were named 2005 Robert F.Sibert Informational Honor Books.

Keep your eye on young Kate. Her editorial powers and keen publishing sensibilities will soon strike gold again…

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