Posted in 2009-2010 Club

First Short List This Year!

We had a great time Friday night eating pizza, playing freeze-tag in the LIBRARY, and deciding what everyone should definitely read.  Although we have plenty more to go, these are the titles we came up with so far:

Amaranth Enchantment, by Julie Berry

Bones of Faerie, by Janni Simner

Carolina Harmony, by Marilyn McDowell

Darkwood by M. E. Breen

The Desperado Who Stole Baseball by John Ritter

Dormia, by Jake Halpern

Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly

Jane in Bloom, by Deborah Lytton

Kaleidoscope Eyes, by Jan Bryant

Mare’s War, by Tanita Davis

Operation Redwood, by S. Terrell French

Scat, by Carl Hiaasen

Seven Keys of Balabad, by Paul Haven

Stone Child, by Dan Poblocki

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott

When the Whistle Blows, by Fran Slayton

(additional titles added 6/27/09)

Posted in Mock Newbery Picks

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly

evolution of calpurnia tateSummary:  In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.

Henry Holt

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