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

Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur

While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven year old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.

Realistic fiction | Grades 4 - 8


  1. Love Aubrey was a good book worth reading. It was sad, yet occasionally frustrating, but overall a enjoyable book. It is obviously a newberry choice.

  2. Love,Aubrey was such a sweet book for young middle schoolers. It shows the growth of great relationships between family and friends. The real-life situations are heart-wrenching, but such a joy to read.
    -Mrs. Vieau

  3. This is such an uplifting book about a girl who has experienced a tragedy but is able to get better with the help of her family and friends. I cried when I read it!


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