- Amelia Lost – The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
- Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
- Hidden by Helen Frost
- Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle
- Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
- Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
- The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
- Small Persons with Wings by Ellen Booraem
- The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
Sunday, August 7, 2011
This is the first of the "short lists" we will prepare for this year's Mock Newbery Election program at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Basically, this means that while we will continue to highlight and discuss a wide variety of children's books on our blog -- and we encourage comments on all of them -- the books on this first list are destined to be 'brought to the table' to be discussed in more depth at our “in person” Mock Newbery Discussion and Election. We will plan to have 3 lists with ten titles on each. Our next list will be published by the end of September, and the third and final reading list for the year will be posted in mid-November.
So… without further ado… here are the titles on our first short list:
We welcome continued online discussion through this blog and invite you to join us for our "in person" discussion to be held at our Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.