[*Edited Jan 4, 2008:
We have narrowed our list down to the top seven based on reviews during the month of December. We plan to meet Thursday January 10 after school to pick a winner! Our list is very graphic (as in, picture-ish) - will the Newbery even consider some of these? Only a week until we know for sure! I struckthrough the books we have eliminated...]
Our school staff is currently in the thick of a Mock Newbery reading frenzy. I had no idea the concept would catch on so well! There are over ten teachers and staff who are reading books from our reading list - I catch people all day long having conversations about their critiques of the books. We made a huge bulletin board with images of all the book covers, and people (including students!) are tacking their little "review forms" up on it. It is getting quite impressive looking!
Our Reading List:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Reaching for Sun