If I Were Giving Out the 2014 Newbery Medal

I would probably give it to Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli. And I would definitely give Newbery Honors to *Doll Bones* by Holly Black and *The Lost Kingdom* by Matthew J. Kirby, and maybe give one to *The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp* by Kathy Appelt as well.…

Hokey Pokey

I’m reading Hokey Pokey again. Hokey Pokey is my best hope and prediction for the 2014 Newbery Medal. Reading Hokey Pokey  the first time thrilled me from beginning to end.  It made me excited to be a reader.  It made me excited to want to try to write bravely…