Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Long list for the Mock Newbery

Below are the top picks lists from all of the Mock Newbery committee members.

Tarshis, Lauren -- Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
Schmidt, Gary D -- Wednesday Wars, The
Woodson, Jacqueline -- Feathers
Pennypacker, Sara -- The Talented Clementine
Wiles, Deborah -- The Aurora County All -stars
Taylor, Laini -- Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer
Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn -- Reaching for sun
Korman, Gordon -- Schooled
Armstrong, Alan -- Raleigh's Page
Salisbury, Graham -- Night of the Howling Dogs
Compestine, Ying Chang -- Revolution is not a dinner party

Not read as of this moment, but on my reading list.
Curtis, Christopher Paul -- Elijah of Buxton
Selznick, Brian -- The Adventures of Hugo Cabret
Clements, Andrew -- No Talking

Latricia Batchelor Markle
Tenafly Public Library

Curtis-Elijah of Buxton ***** (loved it!)
Pennypacker-Talented Clementine
Schmidt-Wednesday wars
Clements- No talking
Tarshis- Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree
Korman- Schooled
Miller- Miss Spitfire
Zimmer- Reaching for sun

Debby Kyritz, Youth Services Librarian Oradell Public Library

1) Reaching for Sun - Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
2) The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt
3) Feathers - Jacquelin Woodson
4) Victory - Susan Cooper
5) Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam - Cynthia Kadohata
6) The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trent Lee Stewart
7) The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
8) The Talented Clementine - Sara Pennypacker
9) How it Happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10) Emma-Jean Lazaus Fell out of a Tree - Lauren Tarshis

Carol Hienz, Youth Services Librarian Franklin Lakes Public Library

1. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by 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. Freak by Marcella Pikley
10. Schooled by Gordon Korman
11. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Still to read: A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban,
True Meaning of Smekday byAdam Rex,
Isabel and the Miracle Baby by Emily Pearce Smith,
Raliegh's Page by AlanW Armstrong,

These are not in order, right now I like the Wednesday wars, with reaching for sun and feathers tying for second
-- Beth Jonus
Closter Public Library

1. The Invention of Hugo Cabret>
2. The Wednesday Wars>
3. Feathers>
4. Miss Spitfire>
5. How it happened in Peach Hill>
6. The Talented Clementine>
7. Emma Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree> >

The final three to be determined as quickly as possible.
Will read Faeries of Dreamdark next, the new Curtis when I get my hands on it, and Reaching for Sun to see if I concur with the other's decisions.

Joann - New Milford Public Library

The books which are duplicated on two or more of these lists are the likely suspects to make our short list! Start reading now and feel free to drop your two cents on the blog in comments!

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