Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Stormstruck! by John Macfarlane

Summary: Believing his parents are going to euthanize Pogo, a beloved golden Labrador that had belonged to his deceased brother, twelve-year-old Sam sets sail with the dog and gets caught in a terrible storm along with Magnus, a hermit, and his pet tern, Fuego, whom they meet on an island.

Holiday House

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Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Sign of the Cat, by Lynne Jonell

Summary: Duncan, eleven, is very smart with the rare ability to speak Cat, but his mother has always insisted he appear only average, and when a perfect test score draws attention to him, he not only discovers the wisdom of his mother’s rules, he finds himself crossing the seas on a quest for his true identity.

Henry Holt

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Young Houdini: the Demon Curse, by Simon Nicholson

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Summary: In 1886, a secret organization dedicated to the overthrow of evil sends young escape artist Harry Houdini and his friends to New Orleans to help a local community of fishermen accused of using voodoo magic to put the city’s mayor in a zombified coma.

Sourcebooks

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The Toymaker’s Apprentice, by Sherri Smith

Summary:  Stefan Drosselmeyer is a reluctant apprentice to his toymaker father until the day his world is turned upside down. His father is kidnapped and Stefan is enlisted by his mysterious cousin, Christian Drosselmeyer, to find a mythical nut to save a princess who has been turned into a wooden doll. Embarking on a wild adventure through Germany, Stefan must save Boldavia’s princess and his own father from the fanatical Mouse Queen and her seven-headed Mouse Prince, both of whom have sworn to destroy the Drosselmeyer family.

Penguin

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Rosemary Spell, by Virginia Zimmerman

Summary: Best friends Rosie and Adam find an old, magical book that has the power to make people vanish, even from memory. When Adam’s older sister, Shelby, disappears, they struggle to retain their memories of her as they race against time to bring her back from the void, risking their own lives in the process.

Clarion