January 23, 2012

The 2012 Newbery Winner Is. . .

Posted by at 10:06 am in Reads, Writing Prompt | Permalink

Newbery The Newbery Medal is awarded every year by a committee of librarians to recognize "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Past winners have included The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and Holes by Louis Sachar.

This year's winner was just announced today, and the 2012 Newbery Medal goes to Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.

Have you read it yet? Do YOU think it was the best American book published in 2011? If you were on the committee voting for the 2012 Newbery Medal, which book would YOU have chosen? (Remember, only books published in 2011 by writers in America are eligible.) Let us know in the Comments.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer


UPDATE: Congratulations also to the Newbery Honor Books for 2012: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, and Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin. Both amazing books too!

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  1. Mysteryladybug3

    i have read “Holes” that definatly deserves the award,also the book “Mocking Bird” that is such a good book!!

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  2. bluebanana100

    Never read any of the newberys. I think The name of this book is secrect By P. Bosch is a real classic and should win a newbery one of these days.

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  3. Jenny

    I haven’t really read the recently published books last year, but some books that I love are A Single Shard and Little Women.

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  4. purpleartemis25

    Miniartemis…( We have something in common. Can you spot it? lol ) I totally agree with you! In fact, ANY Rick Riordan book should have won!And yes, I HATE THE CLIFFHANGER ENDING!!!

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  5. miniartemis

    I know that it doesn’t deserve a Newbery Madal, but I REALLY enjoyed reading The Son Of Neptune and am eagerlay awaiting The Mark Of Athena, both by Rick Riordan.
    Go Percy Jackson!

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