Mock Newbery 2011
Ok. So this is not really the list of Caldecott and Newbery candidates for 2011 but School Library Journal Blog’s A FUSE #8 PRODUCTION‘s best guess… but I have feeling that they know what they are talking about. We shall see when the awards come out next year, but I’m betting they got quite a few correct!
I don’t you if you are like me, but I find myself scrambling to find books for my kids these days which is strange because we have piles of books in the house. My oldest is devouring books (yay!) but she’s a tad picky and likes a fast start to a book; a slightly complicated plot like a flashback or a twist in time confound her. My middle is and always will be particular about, well just about everything. Thank god there is a new Clementine book but what next?! My youngest has just switched to a big boy bed which required his entire teeny, tiny room to be purged in order for it to fit in. He helped me purge bags and bags of books out of his room last night. Now he has space but could use more books as well.
So I find myself reading through this list with particular interest. After I post, I will be on Amazon doing a little shopping.
For this excellent post, please click here.
For another list of potential Newbery Winners from ex-Newbery Judge and Librarian Amanda Stuckmeyer, click here.
For a list of actual Newbery winners so far, click here.
** I ended up buying Palace Beautiful, As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth, Turtle in Paradise and The Water Seeker. My fifth grader and I are reading them now. We’ll keep you posted! Thank you for the recommendations A Fuse #8 Production!
Here’s the list of books mentioned for potential 2011 Newbery:
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt