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

September 6, 2009

Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise

In this story, told mostly through letters, children's book author, I. B. Grumpy, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.

Ghosts | Humor | Grades 4-8


  1. i read a really good book by her in 5th grade about liars and leaks, so I'm excited to read this one :) Is the library going to get it?

  2. Next Chapter Bookshop has ordered it for us and we should have it in a few days. Amy is first in line!! I'll put you down next.

  3. I can't wait to read it (as I'm sure many people know). It sounds funny! Is it in yet?

  4. ooo i haven't read the first of this book but i just read the second and it was wonderful :).

  5. I just finished this book. It's a short, funny, easy read. I liked it, but it's definitely not a Newberry winner. The themes are: being wanted/loved (kind of), believing without seeing (kind of, again), and helping others/doing what's right (I forgot... but I think this is it). They're summarized in the last two sentences of the book, and not really "deep". Still, it's a funny, light read.

  6. I love this author, but most of her books are for younger audiences. I agree with Amy that it's not very deep, but I think that it doesn't need to be, considering what age groups will probably be reading it.


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