The Mad Librarian

March 1, 2003

Post #1615 – 20030301

We at Clovis Regional Branch of the Fresno County Library just got paperback copies of both fat men from space and Lizard music. They were on the new book stand for 3 minutes before kids came to check them out. I tell you…the hombre is popular. Now one question…why has Newberry and Caldecott passed you over so many times?

Daniel replies:

Because there are very few Mad Librarians. I've been told that if I praise a book on the radio it sells more copies than if it had gotten a Newberry or a Caldecott--so the prize I would hope for is a Pinkwater.