Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic, by Uma Krishnaswami

Problem with Being Slightly HeroicSummary:  Complications ensue when Bollywood star Dolly Singh premieres her new movie at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., and super fan Dinni and her best friend Maddie present a dance at the grand opening.

Atheneum

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Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Classroom: The Epic Documentary of a Not-Yet-Epic Kid , by Robin Mellom

Summary:

As a documentary is filmed at their middle school, roles reverse for worrier Trevor and his lifelong best friend Libby, who has always rescued him from embarrassing situations but is now focused on being “cool” and no longer wants to be his “friend friend.”

Disney Book Group

 

Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Boy on Cinnamon Street, by Phoebe Stone

Summary: A story about a wounded girl and the boy who won’t give up on her. 7th grader Louise should be the captain of her school’s gymnastics team – but she isn’t. She’s fun and cute and should have lots of friends – but she doesn’t. And there’s a dreamy boy who has a crush on her – but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her – so what is it that’s holding her back? Phoebe Stone tells the winning story of the spring when 7th grader Louise Terrace wakes up, finds the courage to confront the painful family secret she’s hiding from – and finally get the boy.

Arthur A. Levine Books

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