Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Long List.... Short Lists

I’ve had several questions about whether all the titles posted on this blog will be on the reading list for our 2009 Mock Newbery. I think it’s easiest if you consider all the titles posted on this blog a “long list.” All interested readers are encouraged to post their comments about these books.

We will have four “short lists” posted during the year. These short list titles will be selected from the titles already posted on the blog based on the comments and discussion here. Our actual discussion in January will focus on titles on the four short lists.

If you want to suggest a book for discussion on this blog, just email the title or post your suggestion here.

If you live in the Fort Wayne area and are interested in participating more actively in our Mock Newbery process, you are welcome to visit the ACPL Children’s Services department and ask about the ARCs (Advanced Readers Copies) of soon-to-be published books we have available. Borrow one of these books and use the blog to let us know what you think of it.

Next week we will post the first “official” reading list for our Mock Newbery.


Nan Hoekstra said...

I am facing the same questions about lists here at Anokaberry. Since I am alone I would like to enter your discussion and gain from your round table. I agree that the (many) posts so far can be considered the LONG list but with so many it does seem that this is a good time to try to make a short list. Easier said than done! Did you also find that to be true? I will be watching to see how you post your first short list as well. Thanks for sharing the table with another "mock newbery" site and letting me gain from your experience.

Anonymous said...

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Anokaberry 2009 Short List

Beanball by Gene Fehler
Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Chicken Foot Farm by Anne Estevis
Cicada Summer by Andrea Beaty
Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone
The Dragon's Child by Laurence Yep
Facttracker by Jason Carter Eaton
Ghost Letters by Stephen Alter
Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs
Greetings from Nowhere by Barbara O'Connor
Grow by Juanita Havill
Honeybee: Poems and Short Prose by Naomi Shibab Nye
I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields
Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum of Human Oddballs and Quadruped Delights
by David Elliott
Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House by Haven Kimmel
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park
Lulu Atlantis and the Quest for True Blue Love by Patricia Martin
Magic Half by Annie Barrows
Mr. Karp's Last Glass by Cary Fagan
Penderwick's on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
Porcupine by Meg Tilly
The Red-Headed Princess: A Novel by Ann Rinaldi
Rex Zero, King of Nothing by Tim Wynne-Jones
Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial by Jen Bryant
Seer of Shadows by AviSix Innings by James Preller
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
When the Sergeant Came Marching Home by Don Lemna
Where the Steps Where by Andrea Cheng
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

Mary said...

Nan -

What a GREAT list! Thanks for posting it. Some of the titles we've already posted, but I will try to get my hands on the other books and post them individually to our blog so people can add comments.