Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking for Newbery begins again (2012 version)!!

There are so many places online these days to find Newbery predictions that we actually talked about not running this series in January again this year.  But over breakfast recently, we made the decision to do it anyway.  If nothing else, it will be a sounding board for us to talk about books we have loved this past year.  In addition, as we follow the other online resources for mock Newbery lists, we will talk about some of the books we have discovered from those lists that might not have come to our attention otherwise.  Is there anything better than finding a great new book?!!

We have decided to run our Looking for Newbery series from January 1 - January 22 this year.  Our goal is to post about one book a day that we think might be worthy of the Newbery Gold or Honor medals (OR just chat about books and characters we really, really liked!).  Chances are we won't get it right, but that's okay.  We can't wait to talk about books we love!!

Please join us on our Looking for Newbery expedition as we look at some of the best and the brightest books of 2011!!


  1. It will be exciting to read your posts! Thanks for doing. FYI-I cannot access the Sparrow Road post, but agree it was a great read, very sweet.

  2. Linda - thanks so much for hanging out with us as we talk about some of our favorites of 2011! Not sure what shows up for you about Sparrow Road, but it's not due to post until Jan. 3. Let me know if you don't see it then. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  3. I'm so glad you decided to run your "Looking for the Newbery" series. It's how I first found you two years ago and I always look forward to your thoughts! Just requested Sparrow Road since you loved it so much...and we often have the same "book love" for titles. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this series together...can't wait to see which book actually comes out on top on January 23rd.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Susan!

    We're glad we are doing this as well. Lots of time for self-reflection. I was just a little worried it might be redundant with all the mock Newbery sites available. Having fun getting caught up with books I hadn't gotten to yet.

    Sure hope you're feeling better! Happy New Year to you too!