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

August 4, 2009

Darkwood by M.E. Breen

A clever and fearless orphan endures increasing danger while trying to escape from greedy, lawless men and elude the terrifying "kinderstalks" - animals who steal children - before discovering her true destiny.

Fantasy | grades 5-8


  1. Fantasy lovers will really like this one!!! The constant action and suspense make it hard to put down. The plot has lots of twists but is resolved in a gratifying way. I hope there is a sequel because I loved the characters.

    I think it might be too dark for a Newbery but I would highly recommend it to grades 6 up.

  2. I really think this book deserves to be a New Berry book because it is very exciting and lots of people will love it. It is a fiction and action book people of all ages will love it. It also is a cliffhanger especially the last paragraph of the book and I really hope that there is a second book.

  3. darkwood is the most dramaticly best book of all time. I've read it 5 times in 1 day. this totaly should have been a newbery.


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