When The Librarians Call

I'm not quite sure why, but most of us love to hear about the early morning phone call informing authors and illustrators about winning the Newbery.

Maybe it's a fascination with transformational, "extreme makeover" moments, when a life morphs instantly from daily grind into whirlwind glam. Or maybe it's just that "we like to watch," as Chauncey Gardener (Peter Sellers) told Eve Rand (Shirley Maclaine) in the 1970s classic flick Being There.

While we're waiting for Laura Amy Schlitz to give us the juicy, here's what happened to Cynthia Kadohata, Susan Patron, Lynne Rae Perkins, and Linda Sue Park on wintry Monday mornings in recent years.