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Social Media and the Curious Case of the Nebulous Return

As a kid, I loved the Encyclopedia Brown mysteries by Donald J. Sobol, those middle grade books featuring LeRoy �Encyclopedia� Brown and his sleuthing sidekick Sally Kimball, solving elementary school mysteries in Idaville, USA.At the end of each story, readers turn the book upside down for the answer to the mystery, which as fellow Encyclopedia Brown fans will remember, was...

Newbery Medal Winner Kate DiCamillo: “Facebook is My Notebook”

It's been quite a year for acclaimed novelist Kate DiCamillo. Earlier this year, DiCamillo was named the 2014-15 National Ambassador for Young People�s Literature by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. A month later, DiCamillo was named the recipient of the 2014 Newbery Medal for her latest novel, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Candlewick Press). This is DiCamillo�s second...