Confession: I cannot stop thinking about the 2011 Newbery Medal. I've had two Newbery Medal nightmares. The winner is announced and my body gives out. I look around the room--everyone is talking about how they knew it would win. I scream, "WHAT? I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THAT BOOK!!" Can you relate?
I predict librarians around the country will place a shiny Newbery sticker on one of these books.
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
Follow Deborah's blog! You might find an extreme close-up of me.
Deborah signs a copy of Countdown.
It looks like Pam Munoz Ryan revamped her website.
The Dreamer discussion guide
Pam Munoz Ryan discusses Esperanza Rising
Start reading One Crazy Summer
Travis Jonker and I love Keeper.