Saturday, December 13, 2008
Newbery Readiness--So Many Books, So Little Time!
So, as you all know, we are never right in predicting the Newbery and I have learned that I can never read all of the books that I read about that are possibilities for the award. But I do think it is fun to read and guess and pay attention to all of the conversations going on about the award. I have been following several Mock Newbery sites and cannot possibly read all of the books that are listed on multiple sites. Really, I have no idea how the committee does this work. To narrow the list for myself, I really want to read those books that will make good additions to our library collection. So, I've decided to set my goal on reading a few that sound like they'd be great for the kids at my school. So, here are the five that I am hoping to read before the Newbery is announced in late January. I'll keep you posted.
Jimmy's Stars by Mary Ann Rodman
Highway Cats by Jane Taylor Lisle
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Itch by Michelle Kwasney
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman