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

Scholastic Press
Historical Fiction/Fantasy

Penguin Books
Realistic Fiction

Harper Collins
Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Candlewick Press
Realistic Fiction

Simon & Schuster
Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Scholastic Press
Historical Fiction

Dial Books
Historical Fiction

Be sure to check out these book trailers and interviews. 


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