The Dreamwood, by Heather Mackey

DreamwoodSummary: 12-year-old Lucy Darrington goes on a quest to find her missing father in a remote, magical territory in the Pacific Northwest.

Putnam

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Professor Gargoyle, by Charles Gilman

Summary:  11-year-old Robert Arthur must vanquish Professor Gargoyle and learn the creepy origin story of the brand new Lovecraft Middle School.

Quirk Books

Our 2011 Eva Perry Mock Newbery Winner Is…

2011 Eva Perry Library Mock Newbery Medal
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

2011 Eva Perry Library Mock Newbery Honors
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia


 

The War to End All Wars: World War I, by Russell Freedman

Summary: An introduction to World War I explains its relevance as a conflict that involved many nations and casualties while introducing modern weaponry and military strategies that have shaped all subsequent wars. 176 p., Clarion Books.

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Grounded, by Kate Klise

Summary: After her father, brother, and sister are killed in a plane crash, twelve-year-old Daralynn’s life in tiny Digginsville, Missouri, proceeds as her mother turns angry and embittered, her grandmother becomes senile, and her flamboyant aunt continues to run the Summer Sunset Retirement Home for Distinguished Gentlemen, while being courted by the owner of the town’s new crematorium. 196 p., Feiwel and Friends.

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Mirror, Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse, by Marilyn Singer

Summary:  A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature. 32 p., Dutton.

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World’s End, by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Summary: After learning that his presumed-dead father may still be alive, Alfonso Perplexon, now fifteen years old, takes on the dangerous task of returning to the land of Dormia to search for him. 487 p., Houghton Mifflin.

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