Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's Time for the First Mock Newbery 2012 Reading List

How time flies! As several people have reminded me, it's already (past) time for us to put out the first "official" Mock Newbery Reading List for the year. We plan to have three reading lists over the course of the year -- the first will be published by the end of this weekend, the second will be posted by the end of September, and the third and final reading list for the year will be posted in mid-November.

Here's how you can help!

What titles do you think need to be on this first list? We really value your input & suggestions of titles! Just email your suggestions to mvoors@acpl.info or post your suggested titles here in the comments. We look forward to hearing from you!
Look for the first reading list for this year's ACPL Mock Newbery to be posted by Sunday, August 7th.


Anonymous said...

I just read CIRCLE OF SECRETS by Kimberley Griffiths Little published by Scholastic. It was very compelling and hard to put down. I think kids are really going to like it, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with my district.

Kirsten, District Reading Specialist in CA

Anonymous said...


kayakgirl said...

"Okay for Now" by Gary Schmidt
"True...Sort Of" by K. Hannigan
"Trouble With May Amelia" by J. Holm
"Amelia Lost" by C. Fleming
"Young Fredle" by C. Voight

Anonymous said...

The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell

Small Persons with Wings by Ellen Booreans

HMS Newbery Club said...

OKAY FOR NOW!!! best book ever

Erica S. Perl said...

I'm hoping you guys will consider my new middle grade novel, WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU O.J. (Knopf/Random House). Love your Mock Newbery & Caldecott Clubs!

Amy said...

Was the first short list posted and I missed it?

Mary said...

Our first list for this year was posted on August 7th. Here's what was on the list:

** 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 Againby 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

We plan to post our next list by the end of this month and our 3rd and final list in mid-November.

Happy reading!