Caldecott & Newbery Contenders

CaldecottOk, here’s my stab at next week’s ALA Award Announcements.  I have short and long lists for both the Caldecott and Newbery Awards, hoping that some from the long list might be good contenders for other awards, like the Theodore Geisel, Scott O’Dell or Prinz Awards.  My apologies if any Canadians snuck on the list (extracted two to my knowledge so far, those tricky Canucks), and a few I haven’t seen on other prediction lists but seem so obvious to me that there must be some reason for disqualification, or else why aren’t they on everyone’s list?  Here ’tis:

Caldecott Top Contenders:
by Bill Thomson
Art & Max
by David Wiesner
City Dog, Country Frog
by Mo Willems, illustrated Jon J. Muth
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile

Caldecott Alternate Contenders:
Bunny Days
by Tao Nyeu
Old Bear and His Cub
by Olivier Dunrea
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Philip Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Here Comes the Garbage Barge
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Red Nose Studio
Flora’s Very Windy Day
by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot
by Syd Montgomery
Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same
by Grace Lin
We Are in a Book
by Mo Willems

Newbery Top Contenders:
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Zora and Me
by Victoria Bond
The Dreamer
by Pam Munoz Ryan
by Deborah Wiles
The Night Fairy
by Laura Amy Schlitz
What Happened on Fox Street
by Tricia Springstubb

Newbery Alternate Contenders:
Out of My Mind
by Sharon Draper
A Tale Dark and Grimm
by Adam Gidwitz
by Kathryn Erskine
The Red Umbrella
by Christina Gonzalez
by Kathi Appelt
by Laurie Halse Anderson
The War to End All Wars: World War I
by Russell Freedman
Heart of a Samurai
by Margi Preus
Bamboo People
by Mitali Perkins

About Harriett

Harriett started Loganberry Books in 1994, acknowledging that what she liked best about perpetual school was the physical objects called books. Her personal biblio interests range from Robert Lawson to Virginia Woolf and various and asundry illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland and old lepidoptera.
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1 Response to Caldecott & Newbery Contenders

  1. Harriett says:

    10 out of those 28 titles did win an ALA award of some kind, so I think I did okay. I actually expected a dark horse to scoop up the Caldecott, but that turned out to be the Newbery. Both are debut works, and I can assure you that most booksellers and reviewers outside Kansas were surprised by MOON OVER MANIFEST taking the Newbery. I love a dark horse, and I’m eager to read it!

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