With the announcement of the American Library Association's children's and teen book awards coming up soon (on January 18), it's prediction season in the  children's book world. English teacher and children’s book reviewer extraordinaire Dean Schneider, a member of the 2008 Newbery Committee, shares some of his predictions, a number of which he reviewed for BookPage:

Newbery Medal: When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)

Newbery Honors: Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary (Elizabeth Partridge); Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Philip M. Hoose); The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Jacqueline Kelly)

Caldecott Medal: The Lion & The Mouse (Jerry Pinkney)

Caldecott Honors: All the World (Elizabeth Garton Scanlon)

Printz Medal: Marcelo in the Real World (Francisco X. Stork)

Printz Honors: Lips Touch by Laini Taylor; Fire (Kristin Cashore)

Sibert Medal: Charles & Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith (Deborah Heiligman)

Sibert Honors: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Philip M. Hoose); Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary (Elizabeth Partridge); Truce (Jim Murphy); A Savage Thunder: Antietam and the Bloody Road to Freedom (Jim Murphy)

Do you have any other predictions? Also, be sure to bookmark the Children's Page on BookPage.com. In the bottom left corner, we highlight award winners from the past. This week we're featuring 2006 Caldecott Honor Book Rosa, by Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier.

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