My Newbery Hopefuls tend to have more hope than my Caldecotts, but this year, who knows? I'm very deliberately leaving off a few books which may be strong contenders but were most definitely Not For Me. These, I loved.
- A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (I might love this one best).
- Alchemy and Meggy Swann (Ye toads and vipers! I'm still in London, after all).
- The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan (Maybe it will win the Belpre, too).
- One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (See my story here).
- Only One Year by Andrea Cheng (For younger readers).
- Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Reviewed here).
- The Shadows (Probably not a Newbery, but it's my list! Reviewed here).
- Something I'm forgetting, I'm sure (See: London).
I'm wishing everyone involved, from authors to committee members to readers (and bloggers!) a good night's sleep and a happy ALA awards day. See you on the other side--of the ocean and the announcements!