While we will continue to discuss a wide variety of books on our blog -- and we encourage comments on all of them -- we believe the books on the short lists are particularly strong. They are also destined to be "brought to the table" to be discussed in more depth at our Mock Newbery Election discussion to be held on Saturday, January 19, 2009.
Short List # 2:
- Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
- Red-Headed Princess by Ann Rinaldi
- Seer of Shadows by Avi
- Six Innings by James Preller
- Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg
- Trouble Begins at 8 -- A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman
- Underneath by Kathi Appelt
If you'd like to suggest a book for the next list, just send me an email or leave a comment.