Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Author Comments, Not Mock Newbery

Immortal Max, by Lutricia Clifton

Immortal MaxSummary:  Twelve-year-old Sam dreams of owning a purebred puppy, convinced they are superior to a mongrel like Max, the family’s ancient pet. Sam decides to take a job walking dogs in  the fancy gated community in his rural town. There he clashes with Justin, a rich, pampered “burbie” who owns just the kind of dog Sam wants: a sable German Shepherd. Justin is determined to get Sam fired and destroy his dream. Their feud, echoing the conflict between rich city transplants and the townies, escalates into violence. But maybe old Max can help to save the day.

Holiday House

 

Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Welcome to Dog Beach, by Lisa Greenwald

Welcome to Dog BeachSummary:  Eleven-year-old Remy loves the traditions of Sea Gate, the island where her family spends every summer vacation, but after her grandmother and a special dog die, and her relationship with best friends changes, Remy takes comfort in the company of the Dog Beach–where she hatches a plan to bring her friends closer and recapture the Sea Gate magic.

Amulet

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