Wednesday, January 16, 2008

newbery winner and honors!

the newbery winners were announced on monday morning along with several other exciting youth media awards. i had the great pleasure, for the second year in a row, of attending the press conference at the ala midwinter meeting (this year in philadelphia). it's really exciting to sit in a room with so many people excited about literature for young people!

anyhow, the newbery winners were especially exciting for me this year since our mock newbery list was so closely aligned with the books the newbery committee selected.

the 2008 newbery winner is:
good masters! sweet ladies! - laura amy schlitz

honor books are:
elijah of buxton - christopher paul curtis
wednesday wars - gary d. schmidt
feathers - jaqueline woodson

congratulations to all the winners and congratulations to the committee!


Zee said...

Hey Sharon,
Just wanted to let you know that my library also has a Mock Newbery Club. It is the Eva Perry Mock Newbery. Here's the link: Can you add it to your mock newbery links? The club is not run by me but my co-worker, Martha.

sharon said...

Done and done! Thanks for the link!

Nan Hoekstra said...

Dear Sharon,
This year will be our pilot year for our mock newbery program. I am wondering just how you begin to compile lists for consideration? And, do you have a questionaire/form to guide readers in judging and evaluation? I would love to connect with other public librarians who coordinate mock newbery programs. Thank You, Nan

sharon said...

Nan -

Thanks for all the questions! Why don't you drop me an email at and I can answer from there...that way I can forward you some of the paperwork that I have!


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Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon -

Thanks for linking to our Eva Perry Mock Newbery Book Club webpage. Now we've gone and changed the URL! (Sorry about that, it was not our call.) The new URL is

We would appreciate it if you could update your link to the new URL. Thanks!

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