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 5, 2009

The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

After her father is sent to jail, eleven year old Groovy Robinson must decide if she can forgive the failings of someone she loves.

Realistic fiction | Grades 4-up


  1. I loved this book! It was very well written and I never got bored because there was something going on all the time! I would defiantly recommend this book because it is fun and exciting and some very unexpected things happen! I love this book, it is by far one of my favorites!

  2. This book was so good! It's definitely my favorite so far. I love the plot and overall theme.

  3. Wow!!! Excellent writing, strong, believable and likable characters, wonderful plot - this book has it all. I think this book should win some kind of an award and is a good contender for the Newbery. Its theme of forgiveness really makes you think about life. I loved this book and will recommend it to everyone!


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