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Rebecca Stead has won the 2010 Newbery Medal

US author Rebecca Stead has won the highly coveted Newbery Medal for her second novel When You Reach Me, which we are thrilled to be publishing in Australia and New Zealand next month.

The Newbery Medal was established in 1922; it’s the longest running children’s book prize in the world, and America’s highest honour for children’s books. It is selected by children’s librarians and is awarded for the ‘most outstanding contribution to children’s literature’.

Text congratulates Rebecca on a well-deserved win for this utterly charming book for young readers. When You Reach Me is in all good bookstores now.

‘Humorous, pacey, mind-bending.’ Martine Murray

‘Absorbing.’ People

‘Readers…are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward.’ Wall Street Journal

‘In this taut novel, every word, every sentence, has meaning and substance.’ New York Times Book Review

‘One of the best children’s books I have ever read and books of this sort do not drop out of the sky every day. They don’t even drop out of the sky every year.’ School Library Journal