Two intrepid librarians

Two intrepid librarians review the best nonfiction books for children

About Us

Cathy Potte
r is a middle school librarian in Maine. She holds a Master of Literacy Education degree from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of School Library Science degree from Clarion University.  She served on the 2018 Newbery Award committee and the 2014 Sibert Award committee. Cathy has chaired several award committees including the 2022 Sibert Award committee, the Chickadee Award committee (Maine) and AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning committee. 

Louise Capizzo is retired from working as a Youth Services Manager is a busy public library in Scarborough, Maine. She holds a Master of Library Science degree from Simmons College. Louise has written reviews for Publisher's WeeklyAudioFile Magazine, and Kirkus Reviews. Louise has served on many local committees including the Maine Cream of the Crop committee (2001-2009), the Maine Student Book Award Committee (2006-2010), and for ALSC, the 2006 Mildred L. Batchelder Award, the 2011 John Newbery Committee, and the 2017 Robert F. Sibert Award. She also served as a middle grade and young adult nonfiction first-found judge for the 2011 & 2012 & 2015 CYBILS awards and a second-round judge for young adult nonfiction for 2014 CYBILS.