Our Newbery Shortlist

Booksellers and librarians all over the country are on pins and needles, waiting with anticipation for the Newbery and Caldecott announcements on January 23! The staff here at Hooray for Books is no different. We’ve read a a lot of books over the past year, and we’ve agreed on our top picks for the Newbery. Check out our favorites!

With a Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (Macmillan); Ages 10-13

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu; Walden Pond Press (HarperCollins Childrens); Ages 10+

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente; Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan); Ages 10-13

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai; HarperCollins; Ages 8-12

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt; Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); Ages 10+

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, illus. by Jim Kay; Walker & Company (Macmillan); Ages 12+

There you have it, folks! Stop by the store any time to check out these great titles.


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