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 18, 2009

Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell

In the small town of Ondine, Louisiana, fourteen year old Iris uncovers family secrets when she conjures up the ghost of a boy missing for decades and decides to solve the mystery of his disappearance.

Mystery | Ghost stories | Grades 7 up


  1. A good, slightly scary, ghost story for young adults. Not a Newbery but a good mystery.

  2. A fun little mystery. Nothing breathtaking, but a decent story.


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