The 2009 Newbery Award was awarded on January 26, 2009 to The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. The ALA site is here: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm
Newbery 2009 Honor Books this year:
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
Savvy by Ingrid Law
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
There is always a lot of speculation about the possibilities and which books should receive the awards. I have placed my order for the books that I did not already own. What books have you read? What books are you surprised about?
http://literatelives.blogspot.com/2009/01/our-newbery-picks.html Literate Lives predicated several of the winners here and wrote up wonderful reviews. I appreciate Bill and Karen’s words. You will too.