Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth, by Jeff Anderson

Summary:  Zack Delacruz is unnoticed at his middle school—and that’s just the way he likes it. But a school assembly, a typhoon of spit, and an uncharacteristic moment of bravery are all it takes to change everything. Suddenly Zack is in charge of the class fundraiser. Worse, his partner is the school’s biggest bully!

Sterling Children’s Books

Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Only Game, by Mike Lupica

Summary: Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan would lead his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls’ softball team, seems to understand.

Simon and Schuster

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Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Jake and Lily, by Jerry Spinelli

Summary:  This is a story about me, Lily. And me, Jake. We’re twins and we’re exactly alike. Not exactly! Whatever. This is a book we wrote about the summer we turned eleven and Jake ditched me. Please. I just started hanging out with some guys in the neighborhood. Right. We wrote this together (sort of) so you’ll get to see both sides of our story. But you’ll probably agree with my side. You always have to have the last word, don’t you? Yes!

Balzer+Bray

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