Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

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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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

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.

Henry Holt

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

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.

Simon & Schuster

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Author Comments, Not Mock Newbery

The Death of Yorik Mortwell, by Stephen Messer

Summary:  Following his death at the hands of fellow twelve-year-old, Lord Thomas, Yorik returns as a ghost to protect his sister from a similar fate but soon learns of ancient magical beings, both good and evil, who are vying for power at the Estate.

Random House

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