There are several lovely books I would like to see win this year. (And a handful I DO NOT, but I won't mention those. Keeping this positive.) Regard this as a wish list and not predictions. It is what I want to see grab some shiny stickers.
Newbery Award Hopefuls (In the order I read them):
If you're thinking, wow she has a lot of fantasy on this list, you would be right. It was a good year for MG Fantasy. I also read all of it because I was a Cybils panelist in that category. I'm seriously lacking in non-fiction and poetry consumption this year. I wasn't really feeling realistic fiction in any sort of way. (At least that are Newbery eligible) The exceptions are before you.
The Printz (None of these are going to win, because the Printz committee never likes what I like.):
I am in not position to comment on any of the other awards this year. I would like to see Journey win the Caldecott, but have not familiarized myself as well with the field.
Do any of you have any wishes or predictions?