Saturday, November 9, 2013

2014 FES Mock Newbery List #2

Sixty-five very excited readers have been making their way through List #1. Recently the second Mock Newbery list was revealed for a total of 15 titles. Students will continue to discuss the books during lunch meetings until January when they will vote for the book they think should win the 2014 Newbery Medal.

FES Mock Newbery List #2

Africa is My Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica Edinger and Robert Byrd
Random House
Historical Fiction

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo and KG Campbell
Candlewick Press

The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
Walden Pond Press

Words With Wings by Nikki Grimes
Realistic Fiction/Novel in Verse

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Harper Collins
Realistic Fiction

Monday, September 2, 2013

Registration is Open for the FES Mock Newbery Book Club!

Are you in 4th or 5th grade? 
Do you love reading? 
Do you enjoy talking about books? 
Sign up for the FES Mock Newbery Book Club.

Mrs. Potter will visit 4th and 5th grade classrooms during the first weeks of school to explain how the book club works. Registration forms are due by Friday, September 13, 2013.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

2014 FES Mock Newbery List #1

While students and teachers are enjoying this beautiful, Maine summer, it's the perfect time to start thinking about the books the FES Mock Newbery Book Club will read in the fall. Students are encouraged to start checking out these books from the public library during the summer months. The FES Library will have multiple copies of each book in the fall.

Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to sign up for the FES Mock Newbery Book Club in September. Book club meetings take place during lunch once or twice each month. Mrs. Potter will visit all fourth and fifth grade classrooms with more details and registrations forms during the first weeks of school.

2014 FES Mock Newbery List #1
(List #2 will be announced in October.)

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban
Harcourt Children's Books
Realistic Fiction

Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone

Doll Bones by Holly Black
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Duke by Kirby Larson

A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk
Eerdman's Books for Young Readers
Realistic Fiction

Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
Scholastic Press

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck
Dial Books for Young Readers

Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
Walker Books for Young Readers
Science Fiction

Friday, January 18, 2013

Announcing the Winner of the 2013 FES Mock Newbery

75 students in fourth and fifth grades took part in the Falmouth Elementary School Mock Newbery Book Club.

 For four months the students read books from the FES Mock Newbery Lists. We used the Newbery criteria to discuss the books during lunch meetings.

The votes have been counted, and the winner is...

  Wonder by R.J. Palacio


FES Mock Newbery Honor Books

(in order by voting)

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Special Thanks...

The FES Mock Newbery Book Club would like to thank August Scattergood and Jennifer Nielsen for Skyping with us.

We enjoyed talking with Augusta Scattergoodabout how she got the idea and did research for Glory Be.

We also liked hearing about The Runaway King (sequel to The False Prince) when we met Jennifer Nielsen.