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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mock Newbery Results

 Saturday, January 26, 2013 I got together with 15 other adults to choose our Mock Newbery winner.  The "committee" consisted of a variety of book lovers who'd been following SJCPL Mock Newbery blog throughout the year.

We had many books on the table:

  1. The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
  2. Crow by Barbara Wright
  3. Splendors & Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
  4. The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
  5. Chickadee by Louise Erdich
  6. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
  7. Keeping the Castle by Patricia Kindl
  8. Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
  9. Moonbird by Philip Hoose
  10. No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Michaeux Nelson
  11. Son by Lois Lowry
  12. Miles to Go For Freedom by Linda Osborne
  13. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  14. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  15. The Lions of Little Rock by Kristine Levine
  16. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
  17. Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery
  18. The Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
  19. The Unfortunate Son by Constance Leeds
  20. What Came from the Stars by Gary Schmidt
We ruled out several books right away then spent the rest of he day talking about the strenthgs and weakneses of the remaining books. Each person also had one or two books she wanted to go to bat for.  Mine was Splendors and Glooms and Temple Grandin.

We ended with
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz - Winner
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin - honor
No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Nelson - honor

The students met for two afternoons and awarded:
Wonder by RJ Palacio - Winner
Lions of Little Rock by Kristine Levine - honor
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz - honor
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker - honor
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead - honor


Only a few hours left to see what the real committee picks!! 
I can hardly wait!
The webcast starts at 8am in Seattle so that's 11 am my time.  Here's a link in case you want to watch it too!

4 comments:

  1. I like your picks and I'm sorry they didn't win!

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  2. I have been so bad about keeping up with Newbery this year, but I plan to get a copy of the winner and honors for both Newbery and Printz! It looks like you have some seriously awesome books on your list, even if they didn't win. And it's always so exciting to see what other students think should win- I've had a copy of Wonder on my shelf for forever now, and I'll have to pick it up soon. And how is it possible that I didn't even know Rebecca Stead had a new book out?! That one is going on my shelf ASAP.

    Thanks for sharing, Ms. B! <3

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  3. You did pretty well! You got most of the winners! I'd say you are ready to be a Newbery judge next year and then your picks will win (as they should!)

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