Official Newbery Winner January, 2010

When You Reach Me

Runners up:
Claudett Colvin; Evolution of Calpurnia Tate; Where the Mountain Meets the Moon; The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

For more on the awards visit the ALA Literary Awards page

And the Bayside Mock Newbery winner is!!

Catching Fire

Runners up:
When You Reach Me; Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

June 6, 2009

Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry

Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be.

Family life fiction | grades 4-8


  1. I liked this book but I thought it wasn't well-written enough to win the Newberry...

  2. I enjoyed the story, but I don't see it as the winner. I really like the underlining theme. I don't think the cover or the title do the book justice.


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