Monday, August 31, 2009

It's time for some Newbery Buzz

C'mon, guys - it's practically fall already, and I've heard hardly a word about Newbery contenders. Since Heavy Medal, that fabulous Newbery blog written by Nina Lindsay and Sharon McKellar, hasn't revved back up yet, I'll have to start things rolling with some of my own favorites (click the titles to read my reviews):

The Singing by Alison Croggon - this probably won't be a real contender - it's YA-ish, plus it's #4 in a series - but man, it's good

Where the Mountain Meets the Sea by Grace Lin - a Chinese-inspired fantasy quest, impeccably plotted and charmingly written

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead - you've read the raves; now read the book! Best thing I've read in a long time

Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson - makes intensely good writing look easy

Okay, now it's your turn - let's get this party started!


  1. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. It feels like a Newbery to me!

  2. Oh good - it's sitting on my to-read shelf as I write this!