San Diego County Office of Education
It's time to pick the Newbery Medal!
Join us for four spirited hours of debate and voting on the best children's book of the year! Interested? Here's what to do.
First, read all 8 books on our shortlist--
CLEMENTINE AND THE SPRING TRIP by Sara Pennypacker
ERUPTION! by Elizabeth Rusch
FAR FAR AWAY by Tom McNeal
IF YOU WANT TO SEE A WHALE by Julie Fogliano
P.S. BE ELEVEN by Rita Williams-Garcia
THE THING ABOUT LUCK by Cynthia Kadohata
THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP by Kathi Appelt
WHAT THE HEART KNOWS by Joyce Sidman
Second, follow the conversation on the Heavy Medal blog.
Third, read the Newbery terms and criteria.
And finally, e-mail me (Jonathan Hunt) at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know that you're planning to attend.