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Adi's Newbery Challenge 2018

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Newbery/Caldecott 2018: The Summer Prediction Edition. Did Betsy drop the ball in her last Spring Newbery/Caldecott Prediction post? Yes, Betsy did drop the ball in her last Spring Newbery/Caldecott Prediction post. Will Betsy do better with her Summer Newbery/Caldecott Prediction post? Yes, Betsy will do better with her Summer Newbery/Caldecott Prediction Post. Back in the spring I ran into a bit of a puzzler. Normally by March, I will have read at least 3-4 potential Newbery and Caldecott winners apiece. But this year, 2017, for the first time I ran into a bit of a brick wall. Er . . . sorta? Okay, I’ll tell you what I’ve read. 2018 Caldecott Predictions The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater, ill. How can you tell when a publisher believes that they have an award winner on their hands?

And my personal favorite . . . Can you tell that I like it more than The Night Gardener? But wait a minute, sez you. How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild by Katherine Roy Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin I’m still mulling this one over. Early Newbery Possibilities | Jen J.'s Booksheets. The Newbery Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year.” – Newbery Medal Terms and Criteria Additional criteria notes: Children are defined as being up to and including the age of 14.Books must be published in the U.S. first; titles originally published elsewhere are not eligible.The author must be a U.S. citizen or resident.

The Newbery committees as of late have been delightfully wide-ranging in their choices including everything from picture books to graphic novels to poetry to memoirs to non-fiction. So this year, I’m breaking up my lists a little differently. As of the end of March there were 71 titles with three or more starred reviews. ETA 5/10/17: Please see the note towards the bottom of this post for some additional links and commentary on The Secret Project and Undefeated. THE WAR I FINALLY WON by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. PATINA by Jason Reynolds. UNDEFEATED BY Steve Sheinkin. THIS IS JUST A TEST by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg. THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF OLIVER CROMWELL PITTS by Avi.

POSTED by John David Anderson. SPIRIT HUNTERS by Ellen Oh. RESTART by Gordon Korman. SCAR ISLAND by Dan Gemeinhart. THE SOMEDAY BIRDS by Sally Pla. ORPHAN ISLAND by Laurel Snyder. ME AND MARVIN GARDENS by Amy Sarig King. LAST DAYS ON MARS by Kevin Emerson. CLAYTON BRYD GOES UNDERGROUND by Rita Williams-Garcia. BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA by Lauren Wolk. *Blue Only* FREDERICK DOUGLASS by Walter Dean Myers. *Blue Only* RED CLOUD by S.D. Nelson. *Blue Only* NOAH WEBSTER'S FIGHTING WORDS by Tracy Mauer. *Blue Only* THE DOORMAN'S REPOSE by Chris Raschka. *Blue Only* HENRY AND THE CHALK DRAGON by Jennifer Trafton. *Gold Only* RICKETY STITCH by Ben Costa and James Parks. *Gold Only* QUICKSAND POND by Janet Taylor Lisle.

*Gold Only* ISAAC THE ALCHEMIST by Mary Losure. *Gold Only* FOREVER OR A LONG LONG TIME by Caela Carter. *Gold Only* ASHES TO ASHEVILLE by Sarah Dooley.