Mock Newbery Reading List

October 25, 2010

For those of you unable to attend the actual event, here is the reading list for the OLA/WLA Mock Newbery.  Keep in mind that we aren’t trying to predict the winners so much as select strong contenders based on literary quality, reviews, discussion potential, and variety of ages and genres.

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan.  Illustrated by Peter Sis.  Scholastic, 2010.

Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer.  Illustrated by Josee Masse.  Dutton, 2010

The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood.  Illustrated by Jon Klassen.  Balzer & Bray, 2010.

The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz.  Illustrated by Angela Barrett.  Candlewick, 2010.

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.  HarperCollins, 2010.

They Called Themselves the KKK:  The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.  Houghton Mifflin, 2010.

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen.  Wendy Lamb, 2010.

Any thoughts on these?  Love ’em?  Hate ’em?  Let me know!

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