Saturday, January 17, 2009

ACPL Mock Newbery 2009 Results

Today a group of 17 children's literature lovers met to discuss the great selection of children's books published in 2009. It was a tough decision, but after lots of wonderful discussion we selected our Mock Newbery winner and one honor book.

The winner of the 2009 ACPL Mock Newbery is Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Our group selected one Honor Book. It is Diamond Willow by Helen Frost.

Great books from a great year of books! Now we will all anxiously await the announcement of the "real" winner!



Unknown said...

Yay! I love _Chains_.

Anonymous said...

I just finished Chains and was completely impressed! What an excellent example of historical fiction and a moving portrayal of slavery during the Revolutionary period. A great pick!

Anonymous said...

I also read Chains and thought it was so spectacular!! I love historical fiction and this book is for anyone that loves it too!!