Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Reading List Number Two! It's Finally Here!

This is the second of four reading lists for this year's Mock Newbery at the Allen County Public Library. These titles, along with those on our first list, will be brought to the table for discussion at our in-person program at the Main Library on January 9th. If you'd like to attend this event, please click here for our registration form.

We'd love to hear what you think about these books! Just click on the links below to leave comments about any of the titles. If you would like to suggest a book for the next list, send me an email or leave a comment here.

1. Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

3. Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba by Margarita Engle

4. Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari

5. Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff

6. Brooklyn Nine: A Novel in Nine Innings by Alan Gratz

7. Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman

8. Comfort by Joyce Moyer Hostetter

9. Melonhead by Katy Kelly

10. Love, Aubrey by Suzanne M. LaFleur

11. Also Known as Harper by Ann Haywood Leal

12. Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino

13. How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills

14. Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry

15. When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton

16. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

17. Sacred Mountain: Everest by Christine Taylor-Butler


Mary said...

A printable reading list of these titles is available at: http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/children/mnewbery10_list2.pdf

This printable list includes reading lists 1 & 2. Reading list 3 will be published in October and the final reading list will be published in November. Your suggestions of titles are encouraged and welcome!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! A printable list is very helpful.

Teresa said...

For some reason, I couldn't access the printable list. Any ideas about what I could be doing wrong?

Also, please add The Rock and the River by Magoon to one of the final reading lists. Thanks!

Mary said...

Teresa -

We have been having some problems with internet connections at the Library recently. You may have tried to access this list when our IT folks took the system offline for repairs on the equipment. Hopefully you can access the printable list when you try it again.

We will certainly add The Rock and the River to a future reading list. Thanks for recommending it. It's a powerful read!

Susan said...

I'm wondering about how to handle my 10-yr-old son's disappointment with the books he's picked up so far. He had fun with the Mock Newberry election last year (though we joined late and read a short list) and started out excited this year. I think he's finished one book from the list and put down three others, and he's losing interest because the books have not been appealing to him. We decided together to give a book a 3 chapter try before setting it down, but now I'm considering the merits and drawbacks of looking for the kind of books he already likes to read on these lists (the ones he's had have been chosen based strictly on availability). Any thoughts?

Teresa said...

Please consider adding Mare's War by Tanita Davis to the discussion list.


Mary said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Teresa. I've added Mare's War to the blog. I look forward to reading your comments for this book!