Well, this is the last weekend of wondering which books will win the big awards on Monday! We are anxiously awaiting all of the award announcements, especially the Newbery Award. We've done several things to think about this year's winner. We had several children's book friends share their Newbery Hopefuls lists with us. We heard from Don, Larry, Bill, Karen, Karen, Sally, Beth, Karen, and Jen. And, we shared our own lists of favorites of 2007. Lots of people in the Kidliotsphere are talking about awards. It's a great weekend to read books you missed, reflect on the 2007 books you've read and think about which books may win this year. As you wait, you can read lots of others' predictions and thoughts on this year's awards.
Felicity at Look Books has her Newbery picks posted as well as some thoughts on kids' thoughts on the award winners.
Monica at Educating Alice has list of all of her Newbery Thoughts posts gathered from throughout the year. Since she is on the committee, she has been very careful about her posts about books (so no top ten list from her!) but the thinking about being part of the Newbery is fun to read.
Allen County has posted its winners here.
BCCLS Mock Winners are here.
The Nassau Library results are here.
Betsy at Fuse #8 posts her Newbery and Caldecott 2008 "Predict-o-rama".
Chicken Spaghetti's shares some info on lots of awards.
Read Roger shares info about this year's Scott O'Dell Award Winner.
There is a great post about the Sydney Taylor award at Blog From the Windowsill.
Mother Reader is not making any Newbery Predictions but does share thoughts on the Newbery and other awards in her post.
Miss Rumphius Effect shares the 2008 Charlotte Zolotow Award winners.