Thursday, December 17, 2009

Are You My Newbery - Update - 12/17/09

Whew! I've been doing a lot of reading but not a lot of blogging, I know. We have a two week break coming up and I promise to blog more often then. I know many people are taking a break from blogging at this time so this is a good time for me to step up!!

Since my last Are You My Newbery post, I've read:
Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
Forest Born by Shannon Hale
Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
Wild Things by Clay Carmichael
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LeFleur
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff
Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Also Known As Harper by Ann Haywood Leal
The Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor

Skype Interviews
Fran Cannon Slayton of When The Whistle Blows - very informative. I have some audio that I'm trying to include but will just post the interview if people are interested. This was with the teachers in my Mock Newbery club at the middle school.

Jacqueline Kelly of Evolution of Calpurnia Tate - intriguing. This was with the St. Joseph Public Library Mock Newbery club which has about 30 students from a variety of schools.

My Mock Newbery 2010 guesses
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
When The Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton
The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
SLOB by Ellen Potter
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle by Nan Marino
Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
Wild Things by Clay Carmichael
Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor

If you want to see reviews of any of these, please leave me a comment! I will get it up as soon as possible!


  1. I adored Love, Aubrey. It was one of my favorites of 2009. I also loved Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and I think that either of these are Honor-worthy. So is Al Capone Shines My Shoes, actually. It was a wonderful sequel. I think that When You Reach Me will probably win the medal. I have just read so much buzz about it. You posted a great list of books. It was a wonderful year.

  2. I thought When the Whistle Blows and Neil Armstrong is My Uncle were both amazing books. I'd like to read a review of SLOB.


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