2009 Newbery Contenders

Add and vote for 2008 American children's and YA books that should win the Newbery Medal in January 2009. The medal is awarded to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in English in the United States during the preceding year".

2009 Medal Winner:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

2009 Honor Books:
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
Savvy by Ingrid Law
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Newbery Contenders by Year:
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

See also:
Alex Awards 2000s, 2010s
Caldecott Award Winners, Honors
Newbery Award Winners, Honors
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71 books · 613 voters · list created August 1st, 2008 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman (votes) .
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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura How does Island of the Blue Dolphins qualify?


message 2: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I was wondering that too.


message 3: by Maria (new)


message 4: by Maria (new)

Maria I would love to nominate Shifty by Lynn Hazen for this list!


message 5: by Jess (new)

Jess I removed a bunch of books that were published before 2008 - only books published during 2008, by writers living in the US, are eligible!


message 6: by Tanya (new)

Tanya ooooohhhhhh


message 7: by Tanya (new)

Tanya i guess that was kinda obvious ^^


message 8: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey So far I've only read Savvy by Ingrid Law, but it was amazing and definitely gets my vote! I am hoping to read at least 4 more of the books mentioned on this list in the next week or so.


message 9: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey I'm removing Bosh Blobber Bosh as it was published in 1998.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

oh! savvy was brilliant!


message 11: by Ina (last edited Aug 08, 2009 06:51PM) (new)

Ina i only know the graveyard book it wuz great.


message 12: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ graveyard book already won the newbery, didn't it?


message 13: by Josiah (new)

Josiah ♥ Brigid ♥ wrote: "graveyard book already won the newbery, didn't it?"

That's right. I think that it was named as winner on January 26th of this year, but in any case the Newbery vote was definitely announced in late January.


message 14: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Jorgensen If you are following current Newbery contenders join the Mock Newbery group.

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...




message 15: by Cl (new)

Cl GO HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!


message 16: by Lukia (new)

Lukia How did Hunger Games not even get an honors!!!


message 17: by Topaz (new)

Topaz Wright Savvy and scumble for the win!


message 18: by Becca (new)

Becca may the best book win!!


message 19: by Emily (new)

Emily yes


message 20: by Jack (new)

Jack Hi everyone,

I have created a new group called Goodreads All Sorts and I'd love for people to join it or just even just give it a look. It's a group that discusses anything and everything. There will be monthly group reads, movies, and music. There is a folder for everything you could think of. I'd really like if people could spread the word because I'd love for the group to be a success. Here is the link to the group:

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9...

Thanks very much,
Jack :-)


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