Grains of Salt Required: An Early Peek at 2024 Newbery/Caldecott Possibilities
Is it dumb to look at potential 2024 Newbery and Caldecott contenders in mid April? Or is it so dumb . . . that it’s smart?
Nope, just dumb.
But can you blame me? I’ve been awash in excellent 2024 books.
I’ve been looking at 2023 Books by past Newbery winners.
I’ve looked at 2023 Books by past Caldecott Winners.
You know I read Betsy’s predictions at A Fuse #8 Production.
And checked out the Heavy Medal list of potential contenders.
So I went over to GoodReads to see what what happening with the 2024 Mock Newbery and Mock Caldecott lists. I’ll share the top 10s here, but click each list to see the whole thing.
AND REMEMBER: These Goodreads lists can be voted on by anyone with a Goodreads account, and should be taken with massive grains of salt. Whole salt mines even. Especially since they’ve barely been voted on.
First up, Newbery:
And now Caldecott:
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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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