20 January 2010

Newbery Medal winner announced

The Newbery Medal is the highest honour for children's books in the United States, and has been given since 1922. This year it has been awarded to Rebecca Stead for her novel When You Reach Me.

Twelve-year-old Miranda encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future. These and other seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot.

Click here for the winner, a list of the honour books for 2010, and mroe information about the award.