2011 Newbery Hopefuls

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!