Monday, August 13, 2012

It's That Time of Year

One of my favorite blogs--"Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog," authored by Nina Lindsay and Jonathan Hunt--published its first post of the season today.  They only post during the fall and winter, ending for the season shortly after the Newbery announcements, and today's post was really just an announcement that they will be back on September 4th.  If you haven't read their blog, you should check it out next month.  You can follow the link from our tab "Reading About Reading."  In the meantime, here is a list of some of my favorite books of the year so far:
  • May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
  • Crow by Barbara Wright
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson
  • Three Times Lucky by Shelia Turnage
  • Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
I still have a list of books that I am looking forward to reading:
  • Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale
  • Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
  • What Came from the Stars by Gary Schmidt
What books am I missing from my lists?  Any favorites from this year?


  1. Hey, it may not be a Newbery contender, but I can't wait for "Nic Bishop Snakes" to come out in October.

  2. Liar & Spy was really good! I also enjoyed Applewhites at Wit's End, by Stephanie S. Tolan, and Wooden Bones, by Scott William Carter.

    1. Thanks for the recommendations. I can't wait to check them out! Untold fairy tales are always fun - I'm putting Wooden Bones on my list.