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2012 Mock Newbery Winners

After reading a total of 224 titles since April, 2011, our group of 20 kids (grades 6-9) got together tonight and decided the Eva Perry Mock Newbery results. 70 more words

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Top 7 Nominations for 2012 Newbery Award

December 2 we met and came up with a Top 4 in addition to the Top 3 we each nominated 6 weeks ago.  This post includes both, as our final nominations for this year, excluding those Top 4 with only 1 vote.  635 more words

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Bluefish, by Pat Schmatz

Summary:  Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Travis, a new student who is trying to hide his illiteracy, when he meets a sassy classmate with her own secrets and a remarkable teacher.

Candlewick

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Breaking Stalin's Nose, by Eugene Yelchin

Summary:  In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs. 6 more words

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The Cheshire Cheese cat: a Dickens of a Tale, by Carmen Deedy

Summary:  A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London’s Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.

Peachtree

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Dagger Quick, by Brian Eames

Summary:  Twelve-year-old Christopher “Kitto” Wheale, a clubfooted boy seemingly doomed to follow in the boring footsteps of his father as a cooper in seventeenth-century England, finds himself on a dangerous seafaring adventure with his newly discovered uncle, the infamous pirate William Quick. 7 more words

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