Newbery Awards- My favorite, Your Favorite, Nobody’s Favorite
The 2009 book award winners were revealed yesterday by the American Library Association. You may read about them at the NAIWE NewsWire blog.
As a counterpoint, I’d like to share a thoughtful piece from the School Library Journal, “Has the Newbery Lost its Way? ” by Anita Silvey. After you read it, please come back and leave a comment here, sharing what you think and answering the following questions:
- Have you enjoyed the recent Newbery books?
- What is your all-time favorite Newbery or Caldecott winner?
My all-around favorite book when I was child was Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” I loved the adorable monsters, and as a quiet child, I was enchanted by the idea of a “wild rumpus.” My boys enjoyed Sendak, but had other books for their ultimate “read it again, mommy” favorites.