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Five Word Friday: Nominations in 5 Words or Less

Let’s have some fun today and play a game where Emily tries to sum up all 36 nominations in five words or less. I was going to be nice and list the titles but decided it would be more fun if you guessed! Don’t like my five word roundup? Put your own in the comments! But remember, FIVE WORDS OR LESS!

  1. Secret Society siblings SAY WHAT?
  2. When unconventional friendships conquer obstacles
  3. Greediness grabs the special jars
  4. Colored pencils and index cards…
  5. Destiny, drama, and darn demigods
  6. Bringing truth into body image
  7. We’re not in Kansas anymore (sorry couldn’t resist)
  8. Double life but quadruple sadness
  9. Small plant memories old and new
  10. Chicago’s final point of view
  11. Shadowy secrets change the world
  12. Peter Pan’s seen nothing yet!
  13. History reduxed… the third time
  14. Electricity equals a new world
  15. Deep roots create new mysticism
  16. Past, present, future. Equals us
  17. Medieval feline makes history books
  18. Wild stories help hard times
  19. Fifteen individuals create one tale
  20. Family and friendship meet gender identity
  21. Boy conquers the first grade
  22. A boy, a quest, and a pony
  23. Families exist on outer space
  24. If you could go back….
  25. It’s because of the goat
  26. Magically bring the bullies down!
  27. Mischievous girls rule the world
  28. Together come love grief & imagination
  29. Not another rich orphan story?
  30. She believed, she persevered, she escaped
  31. Is excitement a worthwhile wish?
  32. Holy beings come to heal
  33. Once upon a racist time
  34. Deep inside the sneaky standoff
  35. Ghosts get the truth out

Whoever guesses the most correct wins a special prize from Steven (JK, LOL). And give me your own five-word descriptions. We can have movie tag lines ready to go!

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About Emily Mroczek-Bayci

Emily Mroczek (Bayci) is a freelance children’s librarian in the Chicago suburbs. She served on the 2019 Newbery committee. You can reach her at emilyrmroczek@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

    This is way harder than I thought it would be. Reminds me that I need to read more from the nominations list. Also I learned that Emily is a tricky puzzle creator.
    I decided to start slow and try to find my own top 5 (for today anyway…it changes) among books nominated so far:

    5. AMBER & CLAY
    18. PITY PARTY (I think…?)
    19. THE RACONTEUR’S COMMONPLACE BOOK
    21. HARRY VS. THE FIRST 100 DAYS
    34. FALLOUT (not sure…?)

  2. Rox Anne Close says

    Here are my best guesses:

    1. AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS
    2. JUST LIKE THAT ??
    3. ONE JAR OF MAGIC ??
    4. FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN
    5. AMBER & CLAY
    6. STARFISH
    7. WHILE I WAS AWAY
    8. RED, WHITE & WHOLE
    9. WATERCRESS
    10. BEING CLEM
    11. FRANKIE & BUG ??
    12. SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA
    13. STAMPED (FOR KIDS) ??
    14. 365 DAYS TO ALASKA
    15. ROOT MAGIC
    16. FINDING JUNIE KIM ??
    17. DA VINCI’S CAT
    18. PITY PARTY
    19. RACONTEUR’S COMMONPLACE BOOK
    20. TOO BRIGHT TO SEE
    21. HARRY VS. THE FIRST 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL
    22. PONY
    23. LION OF MARS
    24. SHAPE OF THUNDER
    25. THE BEATRYCE PROPHECY
    26. THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO ??
    27. THE TROUBLED GIRLS OF DRAGOMIR ACADEMY ??
    28. KALEIDOSCOPE ??
    29. A PLACE TO HANG THE MOON ??
    30. RUNAWAY: THE DARING ESCAPE OF ONA JUDGE
    31. BILLY MILLER MAKES A WISH
    32. HEALER OF THE WATER MONSTER
    33. UNSPEAKABLE: THE TULSA RACE MASSACRE
    34. FALLOUT
    35. OPHIE’S GHOST

  3. Emily Mroczek says

    I understand the number 18 as Pity Party logic… but nope!
    Steven was right for the other four and Rox Anne you did superb, only 30/35 missing 11, 18, 20, 26, 35

  4. Rox Anne Close says

    #18 is THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO
    # 35 is TOO BRIGHT TO SEE

  5. Emily Mroczek-Bayci says

    Teamwork makes the dream work! Good job everyone! Now I’m waiting patiently for everyone else’s 5 word tag lines…. lolol

  6. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

    I’ll see how I can do with one at a time:
    River’s rising….Let’s tell stories!

  7. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

    Is my dad a crook?

  8. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

    Dang! He killed off Holling.

    • Leonard Kim says

      What is lewd about Grapes?

    • Emily Mroczek-Bayci says

      just like that… but grapes, leonard? you’ve got me there!

      • Leonard Kim says

        “I thought I would read Grapes of Wrath,” she said. Mrs. Connolly did this thing with her nose, breathing in quickly as if in great suffering. “John Steinbeck,” she said, “is a lewd writer. No student of mine who hopes to develop taste and discernment would ever read anything by that Communist.” (62)

        And even though she knew she should be looking for an appropriate and not lewd author for Mrs. Connolly, she did want to read The Grapes of Wrath. . . . she quickly thumbed through to see if she could find the lewd parts. She couldn’t. (66)

        she was on her second reading of The Grapes of Wrath–she hadn’t found the lewd parts on the first (75)

        “Aren’t you still reading The Grapes of Wrath? . . . . It is my favorite novel.” . . . . “What about the lewd parts?” “Are there any?” she said. “I think so” . . . “Let me know when you find them.” (98)

        she took out The Grapes of Wrath, which she was reading for the third time–because if there was anything lewd, she’d missed it entirely. What she’d found instead was one beautiful thing after another. (223)

        “If there is a flaw in this splendid book,” she said, “it’s that Tom leaves the narrative action before he should. I don’t think it’s lewd, but one should never leave the narrative action before he should.” (323)

        Even just reading these isolated sentences, I think I am going to have to nominate this next month.

    • Rox Anne Close says

      JUST LIKE THAT

  9. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

    Guinea pigs are actually cool.

  10. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

    We’d better hope somebody blinks.

  11. Leonard Kim says

    Port Chicago affects Chicago boy

  12. Leonard Kim says

    The Return of the King

  13. Leonard Kim says

    James and the giant huh?

  14. Leonard Kim says

    Believing, clapping hands not needed

    • Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

      SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA

      • Leonard Kim says

        Correct!

        Never mind if Queen Mab and their fellow winged ones didn’t believe in her.
        Never mind if Peter hadn’t believed in her.
        Never mind if *you* there, reading this story book, don’t believe in Fairies at all.
        . . . .
        Because Belle of Neverland believed in herself. (270)

  15. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

    This wardrobe doesn’t visit Narnia

  16. Rox Anne Close says

    Mermaid with a bejeweled tail

  17. Rox Anne Close says

    The best pies for miles

  18. Steven Engelfried Steven Engelfried says

    Dad’s magical. Maybe I’m not.

  19. Leonard Kim says

    Includes yet another ghost story

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