Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Short List Number One!

This is the first of four "short lists" we will prepare for this year's Mock Newbery at the Allen County Public Library. What does this mean to you? Basically, it means that while we will continue to discuss a wide variety of books on our blog -- and we encourage comments on all of them -- the books on this list are now destined to be 'brought to the table' to (hopefully) be discussed in more depth at our Mock Newbery Election discussion in January 2009. It also means that we think these books are particularly strong.

Short List # 1:

1. Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes

2. Diamond Willow by Helen Frost

3. Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff

4. Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park

5. Love Me Tender by Audrey Couloumbis

6. Outside Beauty by Cynthia Kadohata

7. Savvy by Ingrid Law

8. Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell

9. Tennyson by Lesley M.M. Blume

10. The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

11. Trouble by Gary Schmidt

12. Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

13. We Are the Ship – The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson

We'd love to hear what you think about these books! Please leave comments about each title on the blog post about it. Click on the book title above to be directed to the blog post about it. If you'd like to suggest a book for the next list, just send me an email or leave a comment.

Happy Reading!

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