[Answer] The most coveted award for American children’s literature is named for the English author of ‘A Little Pretty Pocket-Book.’ Who is it?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: The most coveted award for American children’s literature is named for the English author of ‘A Little Pretty Pocket-Book.’ Who is it?

The given options are:

  • John Newbery
  • Voltaire
  • Jonathan Swift

Correct Answer: John Newbery

Fact: Newbery’s 1744 ‘Pocket-Book’ is considered one of the first children’s books, and his publishing house (founded, aptly, in Reading) was the first to market books to kids and their parents. His namesake Newbery Medal has been awarded each year since 1922.


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