Newbery Award


Is there truth behind this legend?

Jennifer Minicus | 10 January 2014
A possible origin of the Hungarian people.

A Medieval Trilogy

Jennifer Minicus | 05 July 2013
An unpredictable plot and endearing protagonist make this trilogy an engaging "must read".

The 2013 Newbery Medal Winner

Clare Cannon | 30 January 2013
As a warm-hearted animal adventure, Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Ivan" is a worthy tale. But it doesn't stop there.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Jennifer Minicus | 07 January 2013
An engaging story about true happiness.

The Trumpeter of Krakow

Jennifer Minicus | 17 November 2012
Everyone admires a young, courageous hero.

The Midwife’s Apprentice

Margaret Hannon | 25 September 2012
I like to think that a Newbery award winning book is a sure bet.

Adam of the Road

Margaret Hannon | 13 July 2012
Life in thirteenth century England comes alive in this Newbery Medal winner.

The Door in the Wall

Jennifer Minicus | 24 May 2012
This classic Newbery winner teaches some important lessons.

Onion John

Jennifer Minicus | 10 April 2012
Andy wants nothing more than to work in his father's store.

Dead End in Norvelt

Jennifer Minicus | 22 February 2012
Since last year's Newbery winner was so exceptional, I had high expectations for this year's choice. I was disappointed.

Moon Over Manifest

Jennifer Minicus | 06 May 2011
This Newbery winner has all the makings of a modern classic.
 

Reading Matters is MercatorNet’s blog about children’s literature. Our goal is to enable parents and educators to find quality books for young people. For an explanation of our evaluation system, click here. We welcome reader input and new reviewers. We love comments on the book reviews. Write to us at jennifer.minicus@mercatornet.com.


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