Seven people met at our very first San Diego Mock Newbery, and our results were as follows–
THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP by Kathi Appelt
ERUPTION! by Elizabeth Rusch
We had our winner on our first ballot, and this is how the voting went.
CLEMENTINE AND THE SPRING TRIP . . . no votes
ERUPTION . . . 1 (1st) + 3 (2nd) + 1 (3rd) = 15 points
FAR FAR AWAY . . . 1 (2nd) = 1 (3rd) = 5 points
IF YOU WANT TO SEE A WHALE . . . 2 (3rd) = 4 points
P.S. BE ELEVEN . . . 1 (1st) = 4 points
THE THING ABOUT LUCK . . . 1 (2nd) + 2 (3rd) = 7 points
THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP . . . 5 (1st) + 1 (2nd) = 23 points
WHAT THE HEART KNOWS . . . 1 (2nd) + 1 (3rd) = 5 points
I’ll try to chime in later with some comments about each book, and perhaps other participants will add their impressions of the discussion, too.