Hm, actually since they aren’t predictions, it would be more “great minds thinking alike,” if you’re inclined to be generous to my mind. Someone wrote yesterday asking whether my picks had ever coincided with the ALA committees. So, for the record, in the past few years, I’ve picked A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park and Holes by Louis Sachar (before it won the National Book Award) for the Newbery (and they won) as well as A Step From Heaven by An Na for the Printz (which also won). Other books I’ve loved by authors like Nancy Werlin and Laura Ruby have gone on to be recognized with Edgars and other awards.
Speaking of Laura Ruby, surf over to my other blog, spookycyn, for The Story Behind The Story: Laura Ruby on Lily’s Ghosts.