Monday, January 18, 2010

And the Winners Are...

The winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children's literature is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

This title was selected as the Mock Winner by the (adult) ACPL Mock Newbery Group which met and discussed books on January 9th. It was also selected by by the ACPL Mock Newbery for Kids group which met and discussed books on January 10th.

Four Newbery Honor Books were also named:

What an incredible selection of books! What do YOU think of the choices? Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments.


(For more information on the other ALA youth media awards and notables, please visit the ALA Web site.
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3 comments:

Lisarenea said...

What a great list of books. I am completely content with the winner, thrilled that Where the Mountain Meets the Moon received an honor and pleasantly surprised by Homer P. Figg. It was a fun year with some great books.

Mr. Coulter said...

This is really cool. I'd like to try something like this at my school in Seattle.

Mary W said...

I was also very glad that Where the Mountain Meets the Moon got an honor. I was somewhat confused while I was reading When You Reach Me, so I was suprised about that. Claudette Colvin was a very interesting story told in a very accessible voice. Thanks a bunch for having this blog. I really have fun participating!