Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Early favorites for the Mock Newbery

1. The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures / Brian Selznick
2. Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree / Lauren Tarshis
3. Reaching for sun / by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
4. Feathers / Jacqueline Woodson
5. The Wednesday wars / Gary D. Schmidt
6. The talented Clementine / Sara Pennypacker
7. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World / E.L. Konigsburg
8. Call Me Hope / Gretchen Olson
9. Cracker! : the best dog in Vietnam / Cynthia Kadohata
10. How it happened in Peach Hill / Marthe Jocelyn

We still have lots to read, so this list is far from complete.
Great books are arriving continually!
Beth Jonus
Closter Public Library

These books aren't in any particular order and I just wanted to add some of my personal tops which aren't on this list because not enough of us had read them yet or I had not even read them when we made this list!

Schooled by Korman - In some ways it reminded me of Stargirl. I'm not convinced it will have the staying power to remain one of my top picks for this award, but I did like it and I will be recommending it as a must read to many adults and students I know.

Friskative Dog by Susan Straight - It's a quiet book, but it's stayed with me since I read it early in the year.

Faeries of Dreamdark - BlackBringer by Laini Taylor - Fresh from the last page of this book I was saying it was the next Harry Potter. I don't know if I still feel that strongly, but I do still love it and I'm still eagerly awaiting the next book.

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