Members of the FES Mock Newbery Book Club have been busy reading titles from the three reading lists. Students recently nominated their favorite titles for the short list.
It was a tough choice for many students because there were 25 excellent titles on the lists this year.
Readers used the Newbery criteria to evaluate the books and looked for books that were distinguished.
Here is the 2012 short list (in alphabetical order):
Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko
Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
True...sort of by Katherine Hannigan
A Mock Newbery assembly will be held on Friday, January 13th for all fourth and fifth grade classes. Each book will be featured during the assembly, and the Mock Newbery Book Club members will vote for their favorite books at this time.