Monday, December 03, 2007

Mock Printz shortlist

It's official!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Mistik Lake by Martha Brooks
A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Click by Linda Sue Park, et. al.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Newbery Short list

Our short list ended up being 13 books, but at least three are very quick reads so don't let the number scare you away!

Revolution is not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller
Call me Hope by Gretchen Olson
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker *Quick read*
Freak by Marcella Fleischman Pixley
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick *Quick read*
Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree by Lauren Tarshis
Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer by Laini Taylor
Feathers by Jaqueline Woodson
Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer *Quick read*