The Lakewood Report
December 16, 2009 By 7 Comments
With one month to go before The Great Lakewood Newbery Book Club holds its own mock Newbery, I decided we need to focus our time and energy on a narrower segment of books. Students nominated their top two to three books and the following list represents the titles that we will be discussing next month.
CLAUDETTE COLVIN by Phillip Hoose
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS by Jeff Kinney
THE LAST OLYMPIAN by Rick Riordan
THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT by Kate DiCamillo
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT by Avi
THE STORM IN THE BARN by Matt Phelan
WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead
ZOOBREAK by Gordon Korman
We also may discuss some of these titles which either have enough readers but not enough support or enough support but not enough readers.
CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly
HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
MOONSHOT by Brian Floca
OPERATION REDWOOD by S. Terrell French
A SEASON OF GIFTS by Richard Peck
TRUCE by Jim Murphy
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS by Fran Cannon Slayton
My sense is that our mock Newbery is going to be a two-horse race between WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead and THE LAST OLYMPIAN by Rick Riordan.