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 9, 2009

Lucky Breaks by Susan Patron

Sequel to The Higher Power of Lucky

Lucky, having met  potential best friend who was visiting her uncle who lives in Hare Pan, California, devises a plan to get the young girl back to the town.

Friendship fiction | grades 4-6

1 comment:

  1. The author does a very nice job of developing the main character Lucky in this book. Actually, she does a nice job developing a lot of the characters. The story is a continuation of Lucky and Brigette's life in the desert town of Pan in California. Paloma, Lucky's new best friend, is introduced in this book as well. The story is very cute, but I feel it lacks plot development.

    Readers may also be a bit confused at first as to how Lucky came to live with Brigette. There is a hint of Lucky's father mentioned in the story, but this book does not clearly define what happened with her father. That background is in the first book, The Higher Power of Lucky. Since a Newbery winner must be able to stand on its own and have good plot development, I am going to say that even though this is a quick read and cute story, it probably will not win the Newbery. Posted by GEM


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