The Bulletin Blue Ribbons have been announced. Adding them to the mix, here is the top half of the composite best books list (Booklist, Bulletin, Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal).
CLAUDETTE COLVIN by Phillip Hoose
THE LION & THE MOUSE by Jerry Pinkney
THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly
HIGHER! HIGHER! by Leslie Patricelli
TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA by Shaun Tan
TRUCE by Jim Murphy
WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson
So . . . Based on this, I present the 2009 Review Journal Mock ALA Awards!
Caldecott Medal: THE LION & THE MOUSE
Caldecott Honor: ALL THE WORLD
Caldecott Honor: HIGHER! HIGHER!
Caldecott Honor: MOONSHOT
Newbery Medal: CLAUDETTE COLVIN
Newbery Honor: THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE
Newbery Honor: MARCHING FOR FREEDOM
Newbery Honor: TRUCE
Newbery Honor: WHEN YOU REACH ME
Printz Award: CHARLES AND EMMA or MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD
Printz Honor: CHARLES AND EMMA or MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD
Printz Honor: FIRE
Printz Honor: TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA
Printz Honor: WINTERGIRLS
All those in favor say, "Aye!"
Aye! Aye! Aye! Aye! Aye, a hundred thousand times over!