2013 Newbery Medal and Honors
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS
THREE TIMES LUCKY
Can I just say how pleased I am with this committee? Really. I think these are awesome choices. As I mentioned on the Battle of the Kids’ Books site, I think no other book this year has the combination of accessibility and literary merit that THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN does and it doesn’t surprise me one bit that the committee was able to build consensus around it. THREE TIMES LUCKY is also sure to be a crowd pleaser. And both SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS and BOMB were strong favorites here. Please share your reaction to either the Newbery picks or the Youth Media Announcements.
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About Jonathan Hunt
Jonathan Hunt is the Coordinator of Library Media Services at the San Diego County Office of Education. He served on the 2006 Newbery committee, and has also judged the Caldecott Medal, the Printz Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. You can reach him at email@example.com
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