Predicting Newbery Winners 2011
I am excited about the upcoming Newbery Awards! Amanda Struckmeyer served on the Newbery Committee that selected Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and her list, I believe, is dead on. Here’s a link to the post that has her Mock Newbery event. But more importantly, here’s her list! Maybe your children will have fun reading these books trying to predict the outcome of this year’s Newbery Award? If that is not a reasonable option, then just enjoy some newly published quality books. Check with your library also to see if they are available yet. If you only want one book suggestion, pundits from KidLitCon 2010 have whispered in my ear about how excellent The Keeper by Kathi Appelt is. I wonder if Vegas lets you bet on this?
p.s. For another excellent list of potential 2011 Newbery and Caldecott winners from School Library Journal, click here.
For a list of actual Newbery winners so far, click here.
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
The War to End All Wars by Russell Freedman
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