The American Library Association awarded the 2013 Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children” to The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. I am delighted by this choice because it is accessible to younger elementary students as well as being compelling enough for middle grade students. Three cheers!
The Honor winners are Splendors and Glooms By Laura Amy Schlitz, Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin and Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.
The blog’s review of The One And Only Ivan can be found here. Three Times Lucky, Splendors and Glooms and Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon are all available at the Sonoma County Library .