About the Bloggers

Sam Eddington


Sam is a hedgehog enthusiast who attempts to shoehorn as many hedgehog references as possible into his job as Training Coordinator for the Eastern Shore Regional Library.

He has served as chair of the ALSC Education Committee and co-chair of the ALSC Organization and Bylaws Committee, and was a 2014 Morris Seminar participant. He is also the author of two nonfiction books, Diamond in the Desert: A History of the Amargosa Valley Library, and The Hedgehoggiary, as well as poetry that has appeared in several literary journals.

His favorite Newbery winners are Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell, When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, and Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins.

Tess Goldwasser



Tess is a magical ukulele-playing octopus in the guise of a children's librarian. She currently baffles patrons with her fashion choices at the St. Mary's County Library.

She has served on the Stonewall Book Award Committee and the GLBTRT News Committee, and she is currently chairing the GLBTRT Advocacy Committee.

Her favorite Newbery winners are Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg, and The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

Rachael Stein



Rachael also works at the Eastern Shore Regional Library, where she selects ebooks, coordinates children's programs, and raises heck.

She has served on the Arbuthnot Committee and the Notable Children's Recordings Committee. In her free time, she enjoys wearing hats and petticoats, knitting, and writing soppy romance stories.

Her favorite Newbery winners are A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien, and The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.

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