Monday, September 15, 2008

Anderson's Mock Newbery!

Anderson's Bookshop's 2009 Mock Newbery List is up! (Thanks to coworker M and his lovely wife who sent him the link!)

And it brings to mind a question... what do we think of The Hunger Games for the Newbery? Of course, I loved the book. Loved it, loved it, loved it. And I will be very sad if it doesn't win something... but the Newbery?

Yes, I know the Newbery Committee considers books for up-to-14-year-olds... but I just think about all those elementary school kids who need to read a Newbery book for school... and I hope THG wins the Printz or the National Book Award. (And maybe a Newbery honor...)

1 comment:

Jen Robinson said...

I agree, Abby. I'll be sad if The Hunger Games doesn't win something, but I think it might be a bit mature for the core Newbery audience. But I'd love to see it win the Printz, and/or a Newbery Honor.