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

Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

Devastated when her beautiful, older sister dies from anorexia, twelve year old Jane recovers slowly from the tragedy, with help from unexpected sources.

Realistic fiction | grades 5-8


  1. This book was good, even though the writing wasn't the best. It had a really good message at the end.

  2. This book had a truly beautiful them, though heartbreaking. Jane and the remainder of her broken family go through the grieving process painfully, but it has a wonderful theme and message, especially near the end.


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