If you’re a faithful reader of this blog, you know that every January, the American Library Association presents an award to the author of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”– the Newbery Medal. And every year, we like to seek out books that meet the criteria for this award. It is a GREAT way to learn about some of the newest and best literature for children through age fourteen.
On Mondays at Noon, we have been highlighting some of the newly published “Mostly Chapter Books” for children & young adults through age 14 which we’ve discovered. We’ve maintained an entire list of all the titles posted this year, click here to see it! And now it’s time to narrow this list down and decide which titles everyone should try to read before our “in-person” discussion on Saturday, January 12th.
Click here to go to the survey to help us decide which books should be discussed. (If the link doesn’t work, try typing this address: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B96Y5FF into your browser.) If we’ve missed a title, feel free to add it in the comments below or on the survey itslf.
On Saturday, January 12, from 2:00 to 3:30pm, adults are invited to our annual Mock Newbery discussion and election where we will be discussing these 15 titles.