Link Du Jour: A Newbery Mockery
Do you enjoy prognosticating the winner of the annual Newbery medal? Do you love engaging in some good olâ€™ thought provoking argumentation? Could you care less about childrenâ€™s lit, but have an unhealthy obsession with the word â€œdistinguishedâ€? You need to read Heavy Medal, A Mock Newbery Blog at the School Library Journal website. Children’s lit luminaries Nina Lindsay and Jonathan Hunt debate the Newbery potential of some of this year’s best books. It scores very high on the interesting scale. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to it.
A sample of the books being discussed:
To witness 2009’s best and brightest held under the microscope, click the image below.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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