Yesterday we held our Mock Newbery Discussion and Vote for 2015. Here our librarians gathered to introduce and fervently discuss our eleven nominated titles. The titles were:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata
Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan
Rain Reign by Ann Martin
Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell, pictures by Christian Robinson
Revolution by Deborah Wilkes
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
After an hour and a half of discussion our two groups voted and our 2015 Newbery Honor books are:
And the WINNER of Suffolk County's Mock Newbery Award is:
Congratulations to Ann M. Martin's Rain Reign! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in yesterday's discussion and of course those who introduced our titles! Your work and enthusiasm is always appreciated.
Now, let's look to February too see if we got it right!