>> Monday, March 8, 2010
I was going to include this one in Friday's Google Alerts Round-up, but it was just too awesome not to feature it all on its own. Schechter Day School in New Milford, New Jersey has given The Brooklyn Nine a "Blueberry Honor." From NorthJersey.com:
Twice monthly, since October, the school’s Newbery Club of fifth- and sixth-graders) has been meeting in the library with librarian Beryl Bresgi and teachers Jennifer Weiss and Debbie Bejar.The winner was The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen, with The Brooklyn Nine and The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice as honor books.
The participants chose 15 books to read, discuss and review.
During that time, they also posted reviews and continued their book discussions on a blog.
Then they voted on their "best book of the year."
Just like the Newbery Medal, which is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year, the students embarked on a process of creating a "Schechter Newbery" — or what they dubbed the "Blueberry" award.
Thanks, guys! When's the award ceremony? I'm writing my speech...