Monday, January 15, 2007

Mock Newbery Round-Up


We're a week away from the announcement by the ALA of the official winners of the Newbery Award, named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery and awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Here are the UNOFFICIAL picks, as of today:

A Year of Reading
Franki's Picks:
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
The Loud Silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Mary Lee's Picks:
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge (I know, I KNOW! But I refuse to take it off!)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
A True and Faithful Narrative by Katherine Sturtevant

Educating Alice:
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
A True and Faithful Narrative by Katherine Sturtevant
A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz
Wabi by Joseph Bruchac
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
Porch Lies by Pat McKissack
Gossamer by Lois Lowry

Semicolon:
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
Rules by Cynthia Lord

Mother Reader:
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Shug by Jenny Han
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

New on 1/16 from Children's Literature Book Club:
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Nina's Newbery chose A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz.

Born Librarian reports on the choice of Kansas City librarians: Gossamer by Lois Lowry.

Sullivan County BOCES
picked Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy, Isaac Newton by Kathleen Krull, Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata, Porch Lies by Pat McKissack, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

Rhode Island Librarians chose The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

Northport-East Northport (NY) Public Library Newbery Book Club chose Gossamer by Lois Lowry.

Allen County (IN) Public Library chose Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker.

Anderson's Bookshop has a list of 25 from which they'll be choosing this week.

Wake County (NC) Public Library has a short list of 8. No announcement date given.

Stillwater Public Library has a short list of 11 (scroll down) and it looks like they will announce January 17 or 18.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Seeing my list up front and center now (a bit nerve wracking:), I realize that I left out one of my favorites, TEAM MOON. (Of those listed, some are there because I like them and think they have a shot. My absolute tippytop hopes are KING OF ATTOLIA and TRUE AND FAITHFUL NARRATIVE, but I'm not holding my breath:)

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  2. Thanks for the compiled list. I haven't been following the Newbery's closely enough for long enough to be able to make picks myself. But I'm happy to see some of the books that I loved on people's lists, like HATTIE BIG SKY and YELLOW STAR.

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