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More Top Titles from 2021: It’s time for June suggestions

It’s time for June suggestions! Please share your latest Newbery-eligible recommendations in the comments below. You can see the current list of suggestions through early May on the this earlier post and read about the guidelines for suggestions on Heavy Medal on this one.

My reading this past month has included a fantasy with magic jars, a picture book about “jaguaring,” a historical novel set in 1941 San Diego, and a true tale of Antarctic adventures, among others. I’ll pick my top choices and enter those in the comments below, and I look forward to seeing what others are reading and rating highly. Please add yours in the comments section as well by June 12th, and we’ll share the updated list shortly after that.

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Steven Engelfried About Steven Engelfried

Steven Engelfried is the Library Services Manager at the Wilsonville Public Library in Oregon. He served on the 2010 Newbery committee, chaired the 2013 Newbery Committee, and also served on the 2002 Caldecott committee. You can reach him at sengelfried@yahoo.com.

Comments

  1. Julie Ann Corsaro says:

    MAYBE MAYBE MARISOL RAINEY by Erin Entrada Kelly
    OPHIE’S GHOSTS by Justina Ireland

  2. Meredith says:

    1. Ophie’s Ghosts, by Justina Ireland.
    2. The Shape of THunder, by Jasmine Warga.
    3. Sisters of the Neversea, by Cynthia Smith.

  3. Kate Todd says:

    Boy Who Failed Show and Tell by Jordan Sonnenblick

  4. Emily Mroczek (Bayci) says:

    I’m going thru a phase where I’m having trouble finishing books! Gotta keep working at it.

    I will add my support to the love of Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca

  5. *Starfish—Lisa Fipps
    *Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey—Erin Entrada Kelly
    *Sea in Winter—Christine Day
    *Milo Imagines the World—Matt de la Pena
    *Amari and the Night Brothers—B.B. Alston

  6. Meredith says:

    4. The Elephant in the Room, by Holly Goldberg Sloan.

  7. ESE Librarian Bob says:

    I finally didn’t miss the call this month!

    TOO BRIGHT TO SEE by Kyle Lukoff
    MILO IMAGINES THE WORLD by Matt de la Pena
    IT DOESN’T TAKE A GENIUS by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
    ROOT MAGIC by Eden Royce
    THE CHANCE TO FLY by Ali Stroker

  8. Penelope says:

    Another vote for THE CHANCE TO FLY, BY Ali Stroker
    TWENTY-ONE STEPS: GUARDING THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, by Jeff Gottesfeld (and art by Matt Tavares)
    And another vote for Fipps’ STARFISH.

  9. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says:

    Last day for June suggestions is tomorrow (June 13th). Here are my four for the month:
    THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF AIDAN S. by Levithan
    OPHIE’S GHOSTS by Ireland
    RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE EARTH by Barrone
    WE BECAME JAGUARS by Eggers