Friday, September 7, 2012


One of my favorite times of the year is here, when the folks at the SLJ blog Heavy Medal gear up and to discuss the potential Newbery candidates of the year. It is a great good fun and I love that I am challenged to read (and often end up loving) books outside of my own personal genre and reading preferences, particularly in the areas of non-fiction and poetry. Plus it's just nice to have a larger group of people to discuss kid's books with.

The first post went up on Tuesday and I'm eager to see which book will be discussed first.

This has been a good year for reading and there are oh so many books I would love to discuss. Here are the ones I'm most excited about that I'm pretty sure will be discussed in some form:
I really hope we discuss that last one anyways. I have a feeling most people will want to dismiss it as too old. Still.

Books I would love to see discussed that I feel are less likely to be:

Then there are all the books I still have yet to read, What Came From the Stars and Twelve  Kinds of Ice among them.


  1. One of my goals this year is to read at least three Newbery potentials before January. I know it's not that ambitious, but considering the fact that last year I didn't read any before the awards were announced, well, I'm feeling pretty good about three! :-) I haven't heard of Above World or Peaceweaver, so I'm excited to look into those.

    1. No one else I've seen has mentioned Peaceweaver or Above World. That's why they probably won't be discussed. Not enough buzz around them. I just really liked them and found them both to be distinguished. :) Peaceweaver in terms of character and setting. Above World in terms in setting and themes. And character.

  2. I like that you mentioned Above World (haven't read Peaceweaver yet). It's so refreshingly different but so full of interesting things to discuss. I'd say definitely distinctive in world-building!

    I need to read No Crystal Stair!!!