March Suggestions: A list of early Mock Newbery candidates
The first round of “suggestions” for our 2023 is now complete. Our list so far includes 13 titles. The five books that received multiple recommendations show a pretty broad range of formats and styles. They include a historical adventure novel by the late Gary Paulsen, a picture book set in an incarceration camp, new titles by the 2017 and 2018 Newbery winners, and a Reynolds/Griffin collaboration that I don’t know how to categorize.
We’ll call for suggestions again in early April. Here’s the current list of titles:
|AIN’T BURNED ALL THE BRIGHT||Reynolds||3|
|LOVE IN THE LIBRARY||Tokuda-Hall||2|
|OGRESS AND THE ORPHANS||Barnhill||2|
|THOSE KIDS FROM FAWN CREEK||Kelly||2|
|ANYONE HERE SEEN FRENCHIE||Connor||1|
|COMB OF WISHES||Stringfellow||1|
|I MUST BETRAY YOU||Sepetys||1|
|WISHING UPON THE SAME STARS||Feldman||1|
About Steven Engelfried
Steven Engelfried was the Library Services Manager at the Wilsonville Public Library in Oregon until he retired in 2022 after 35 years as a full-time librarian. He served on the 2010 Newbery committee, chaired the 2013 Newbery Committee, and also served on the 2002 Caldecott committee. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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