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2019 Newbery Books

2019? It is 2020. We know. We have just been a bit behind. We do like to have reviews in our database for Newbery Books because they stay continuously in print. So, while you are waiting for the announcement at the end of January for the 2020 books, you can make sure you are up-to-date also.

One great thing about the 2019 Newbery Books is that as reviewers, we loved them all!

Click on title or cover to go to complete book review.

2019 Newbery Winner

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Merci Suarez Changes Gears, Book Cover

This is contemporary fiction set in Florida. The protagonist has a lot of heavy things to deal with, but she is tough and you will root for her with every page-turn.

Newbery Honor Books

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The Book of Boy, Book Cover

This is a historical fiction novel set in the Middle Ages and the protagonist, Boy, is a hunchback. Boy goes on the adventure of a lifetime and learns much along the way. Excellent!

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Night Diary, Book Cover

Set in India in 1947, this book is a beautiful example of historical fiction. With fabulous details about the culture, this novel is written in letter format. (Glossary at the back ever so helpful!)

Now, all you have left to do is hold your breath and wait for the announcement of the 2020 Newbery Winners. Happy Reading!

An accountant and CPA by profession, I found myself a book reviewer for Squeaky Clean Reads by happenstance. When the opportunity came to transform that website into Compass Book Ratings, I was excited to seize it and meld my business background with my love of books. As the mother of three teenage sons, I have read a large number of children and young adult books and I believe that there is great value in a content review service. As much as we would love to read everything our children read, there just isn’t enough time. I also appreciate being able to select books for myself that are really worth my precious and limited reading time. I believe there is a book out there for everyone–they just have to find it!

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