We love discussing books here at Redeemed Reader! We also love “prognosticating the awards”: discussing potential Newbery Medal candidates (in our own minds; the awards discussions are always super secret) and weighing their pros and cons. While the annual Newbery awards have already been awarded for the years referenced below, we hope the virtual discussions will help you better understand a given title and also promote further discussion. You can also see how well we had a finger on the pulse of a given year.
2017 Newbery Discussions
- stay tuned!
2016 Newbery Discussions (totally struck out this year!)
- Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin
- The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
- The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
- Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
- Drowned City by Don Brown
- Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
2015 Newbery Discussions
- this was the first year we helped launch the World Magazine Children’s Books of the Year awards, so we focused our energies there. Notably, we chose The Crossover for our book of the year before it won the Newbery!
2014 Newbery Discussions
- The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
- Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo (winner! We guessed one!)
- The Center of Everything by Linda Urban
- Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
- The True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp by Kathi Appelt
- The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlan
- Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle