"Thanksgiving" is roughly when Sharon and I try to have our final list of 8 or 9 titles pinned down…giving participants in our January discussion a good six weeks to read them all. We’ve announced our first five, and have some ideas about what the last few will be–but we still want to hear from you if there’s something that didn’t come up already, or if something that has already been mentioned hasn’t shown up yet on the shortlist.
To catch our interest, be as detailed as you can about how the title you’re pitching speaks to the Newbery criteria. Use specific examples. And if you disagree with us over something we didn’t like, take us on!