Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2017 FES Mock Newbery List

Students in 4th and 5th grades are invited to join the FES Mock Newbery Book Club. Participants will read at least 5 books from the reading list between September and January. Readers may choose any books from the list below. All books were written U.S. authors and published in 2016.

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
Realistic Fiction
Simon & Schuster

Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
Historical Fiction
Random House

Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes
Realistic Fiction- Novel in Verse
Wordsong

Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Realistic Fiction
Simon & Schuster

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Fantasy
Algonquin

The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz
Historical Fiction
Dutton Books

Jazz Day by Roxane Orgill
Nonfiction
Candlewick Press

Maxi's Secrets by Lynn Plourde
Realistic Fiction
Nancy Paulsen Books

Moo by Sharon Creech
Realistic Fiction- Novel in Verse
Harper Collins

The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs by Cylin Busby
Adventure/Fantasy
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Historical Fiction
Candlewick Press

Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Realistic Fiction
Scholastic

Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet
Biography
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
Fantasy/ Folklore
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Wish by Barbara O'Connor
Realistic Fiction
Macmillan



Monday, December 21, 2015

2016 Mock Newbery Winner

60 students in 4th and 5th grade read and discussed books published in 2015 that are eligible for the 2016 Newbery Medal. Here are the voting results.

The winner of the 2016 FES Mock Newbery Award is...



The War That Saved My Life 
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Penguin Random House



Three Mock Newery Honors were awarded this year.



Fish in a Tree 
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Penguin Random House





Paper Things
by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
(Maine author and 2012 FES Mock Newbery Winner)
Candlewick Press





Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson
Dial Books- Penguin Random House

Monday, August 3, 2015

2016 FES Mock Newbery List #1 Revealed!

This is the moment many FES readers have been waiting for... The announcement of the first reading list for the 2016 Mock Newbery Book Club. The following ten titles are selections for this year's book club. A second list will be revealed in early October.

Fourth and fifth grade students may sign up to join the book club during the first two weeks of school.

Dial Books
Fantasy

Scholastic Press
Historical Fiction/Fantasy

Penguin Books
Realistic Fiction

Harper Collins
Historical Fiction

Scholastic
Realistic Fiction

Candlewick Press
Realistic Fiction

Simon & Schuster
Historical Fiction


Charlesbridge
Realistic Fiction

Scholastic Press
Historical Fiction

Dial Books
Historical Fiction


Be sure to check out these book trailers and interviews. 


Echo

Fish in a Tree

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer of 2015

Dear FES Readers,

It's the middle of summer, and I hope you're spending time outside enjoying this beautiful weather. I hope you've also had some time to kick back and enjoy some good books.

I recently came across this photo of the 2015 Mock Newbery Book Club at our January assembly. During the past several weeks I've been thinking about our 6th annual FES Mock Newbery Book Club.


 I've spent a lot of time this summer reading books published in 2015 in an attempt to find the best books for the reading lists. When we return to school in September, I'll reveal List #1 for the 2016 Mock Newbery Book Club.

Here's a photo to give you an idea of some of the books I've read recently or will read soon. You'll have to wait until Sept. (or maybe August) to find out which books will be on List #1.


Happy reading!
Mrs. Potter

Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 FES Mock Newbery Winner

After months of reading and discussing the fourteen titles, members of the FES Mock Newbery Book Club have voted. 

The winner of the 2015 FES Mock Newbery Award is...

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

There were four honor books this year:

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2015 Mock Newbery List #2

Lunch meetings for the book club begin this week. Students should check out a book from the reading list soon. See Mrs. Potter at the FES Library or stop by the FML Library if you need a book from the lists.

Here are the titles on List #2.








Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2015 Mock Newbery List #1

Welcome to the 2015 Mock Newbery Book Club!

Dear Fourth and Fifth Grade Students,

I've spent the summer reading lots of new children's books. So far I've selected nine titles for our first Mock Newbery reading list. A second list with several more titles will be released later in the fall. Special thanks goes to Meghan Dye from Falmouth High School. Meghan read books and made recommendations to the Mock Newbery list during the summer months.

Registration forms for 4th and 5th grade students interested in joining the Mock Newbery Book Club will be handed out in September. We will meet during designated lunch periods during the months of September, October, November, and December. Students will vote for their favorite Mock Newbery books in January.

Mrs. Potter

Mock Newbery Book Club Registration Form

Mock Newbery List #1