REBECCA STEAD REDUX
Peter Sieruta talks about the first printing.
Monica Edinger talks about genre mashups.
And Studio 360 interviews the author.
Well, it’s been five months of stimulating, enriching book discussion with me playing Sue Sylvester to Nina’s Will Schuester, but now it draws to a close. I’d like to thank everybody, not only for generous participation in the comments, but also for lurking. You really made this a very successful endeavor. Nina mentioned exploring the possibility of online mock Newbery discussions next year, and if you have any additional thoughts on how to improve Heavy Medal even further, then please drop us a note in the comments. Thanks again!
I know many of you will be anxious to get a head start on your 2010 Newbery reading and in a previous thread, we already brainstormed some promising possibilities (listed below). If you’d like a complete list of all the books published in the spring season as well as sneak previews of the fall, then check Publishers Weekly on February 15 as that’s the date of their Spring Children’s Announcements. Happy reading!
ALCHEMY AND MEGGY SWANN by Karen Cushman
THE BIRTHDAY BALL by Lois Lowry
THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE KKK by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
THE CARDTURNER by Louis Sachar
A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS by Megan Whalen Turner
THE DREAMER by Pam Munoz Ryan
AS EASY AS FALLING OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH by Lynne Rae Perkins
THE FIREFLY LETTERS by Margarita Engle
A MILLION SHADES OF GRAY by Cynthia Kadohata
MOCKINGBIRD by Kathryn Erksine
A NEST FOR CELESTE by Henry Cole
THE NIGHT FAIRY by Laura Amy Schlitz
ONE CRAZY SUMMER by Rita Williams-Garcia
SIR CHARLIE CHAPLIN by Sid Fleischman
UBIQUITOUS by Joyce Sidman
THE WAR TO END ALL WARS by Russell Freedman
THE WATER SEEKER by Kimberly Willis Holt
WORD AFTER WORD AFTER WORD by Patricia MacLachlan