The Indus staff has selected its Mock Newbery - although someone may blow the whistle on us for bending the Newbery rules a bit. We had an original reading list of 14 titles in December, then narrowed it to seven in early January. Today we voted on the top five, then after some discussion, voted the list down to three. After MUCH discussion between The True Meaning of Smekday and The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Hugo won out. Reaching for Sun then joined Smekday as our two honor books. Congratulations to Brian Selznick!
(links are to youtube videos of the books)
Indus Mock Newbery Winner:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Mock Newbery Honor Books:
Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex