Looking for Titles
So, Nina and I have been reading all year in search of books that seem to have Newbery potential. We’re sure you’ve been reading a lot too! As we get into our Mock Newbery planning, we love to hear everyone’s suggestions of books that might be worth considering for our Mock Newbery short list. The short list is the list of books that everyone will read and discuss as contenders at our Mock Newbery discussion in Oakland in January. We have some of our own ideas, of course, which we’ll be posting about over the coming weeks. But we want to make sure we aren’t missing any great titles!
This blog will definitely be interactive. We really do want to hear from you. A Newbery/Mock Newbery discussion isn’t very fun without interested people taking part in the discussion of literature for children. So, please use the comments in this post to provide us with any books that you think are worthy contenders. Remember to consider the Newbery Terms and Criteria when thinking about books that would make good titles for discussion in the Mock Newbery!
What are your favorite books, published this year, that you believe deserve to be considered for the Newbery??
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About Sharon McKellar
Sharon McKellar is the Supervising Librarian for Teen Services at the Oakland Public Library in California. She has served on the Rainbow List Committee, the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, The Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Committee, and the 2015 Caldecott Committee. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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