Our 2010 Mock Newbery Winners

We made our final decision Friday (January 15)!!  The result represents our group well:

Our 2010 Mock Newbery Winner:

The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
(Also the winner of the ALA’s  Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe New Talent Award)

Our 2010 Honors:

Powerless by Matthew Cody

Summary:  Soon after moving to Noble’s Green, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Daniel learns that his new friends have super powers that they will lose when they turn thirteen, unless he can use his brain power to protect them. 279 p., Alfred A. Knopf.

Find it at WCPL

Invisible Lines by Mary Amato

Summary: Coming from a poor, single-parent family, seventh-grader Trevor must rely on his intelligence, artistic ability, quick wit, and soccer prowess to win friends at his new Washington, D.C. school, but popular and rich Xander seems determined to cause him trouble. 319 p., Egmont USA.

Find it at WCPL

The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Zeeta comes to terms with her flighty mother and their itinerant life when, soon after moving to Ecuador, she helps an American teenager find his birth father in a nearby village. 324 p., Delacorte Press.

Find at WCPL

Curse of the Spider King by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper

Summary: With mysterious Sentinels revealing breathtaking secrets of the past, and dark strangers haunting their every move, seven young Elf Lords must decide whether to remain on Earth or return to their homeland of Allyra. 372 p., Thomas Nelson.

Find it at WCPL

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Summary:  In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.  563 p., Little, Brown and Co.

Find it at WCPL

The Shorter Short List

In anticipation of our final vote this coming Friday (January 15), we’ve pared down our short list to the real contenders.  Anyone care to speculate on our winners?

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