So I just returned from the lovely Provo City Library where I attended this conference. It was awesome, and I think we should all meet down there next year so we can sit together and then go eat lunch at the Korean noodle house where Viv and I went. WE WOULD HAVE SO MUCH FUN SHUTTING THE WHOLE TOWN DOWN!
Anyway. Both Sara Pennypacker and the Steads addressed this attitude they frequently encounter, i.e. that people think books for adults are real books, while books for kids are children of a lesser god. Or whatever that movie title was back in the day.
Have you encountered this? Why do people feel this way? As Lois Lowry pointed out, no one asks pediatricians when they're going to start treating real people?
And while we're out it, what books meant the most to you when you were a kid? I may have asked this before, but clearly I've forgotten what you told me.