Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The 2010 Newbery Winner Will be Announced... Monday, January 18.

I've read some of the contenders already:

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly
The Dunderheads, by Paul Fleischman
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, by Deborah Heiligman
Anything But Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Written in Bone, by Sally Walker
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
Season of Gifts, by Richard Peck

and I'm on the library wait list for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, and Claudette Colvin, by Phillip Hoose. From reading at the School Library Journal's Heavy Medal blog, I think that Stead, Lin, and Hoose are the front runners. But I know that the both the critics' and popular favorites are quite often not chosen. Tune in next week for the results.


Amanda (the librarian) said...

Some other contenders:

Brian Floca’s Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

Candace Fleming’s The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman PT Barnum

Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant

Marilyn Nelson’s Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World.

Rosanne Parry’s Heart of a Shepherd

I haven't read any on either list - should run over to the library and see if I can find any of these!

Lori W. said...

Your blog makes me want to run away to an island (an island with a library, of course) and just read and read. What a great resource this is. I used to make sure I read the Pulitzer and the Booker Prize winners, but I'd love to check-out some of the older Newberry's I've missed out on. Thanks!