Short List Number 3:
- The Postcard by Tony Abbott
- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Magic Half by Annie Barrows
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
- Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse
- My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
- Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker
- Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith
- Little Audrey by Ruth White
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.
If you'd like to suggest a book for the next (and last) list, just send me an email or leave a comment.