Have you ever wondered how a Newbery or Caldecott winner actually becomes a Newbery or Caldecott winner? There’s a lot of secrecy around the process, but here’s what we know:

Thanks to Travis Jonker (100 Scope Notes) for the peek into awards committees; read his Caldecott diary here. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has some interesting FAQs that we also referenced, here.