Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Newbery Medal Winners -- Ranked!

A group of interested and opinionated individuals met early this afternoon to place Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me on the Newbery Medal Winners - Ranked! list. With our bellies full of good food -- the chocolate chip muffins and the homemade cornbread were particularly yummy -- we discussed various titles and their merits (or lack thereof). Although many of us find the placing of some titles just plain wrong, and we discussed the possibility of reorganizing the list, we easily settled on #10 for When You Reach Me. The newest addition to the Newbery canon stood out for each of us as a title that belongs near the top of the list, easily in the top 25%. If you have an opinion about the newest addition to the list, or any other title for that matter, share it here.

Keep your eyes peeled for the updated list. It will be here soon.

Beginning tomorrow, we'll start blogging about possible titles for the Newbery 2011 discussion. We'd love to hear which new titles you are reading that are great!

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