Last Minute Newbery and Caldecott Predictions

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The actual Newbery and Caldecott winners will be announced at the American Library Association's mid-winter conference on Monday morning, Jan. 10. So what are our last minute thoughts? For the Caldecott winner we're still predicting Art & Max by David Wiesner or perhaps City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, illustrated by Jon Muth.

We are finding the Newbery a little harder to try to predict.  Most of us agree that One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a top contender but there have also been a lot of great non-fiction published this year. Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos was a facinating read.  And we almost missed the great poetry in The Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman.  Could this be a non-fiction year for the Newbery? We wouldn't be surprised!

Monday morning we will post the real winners and see how our picks compare!
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