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

Anywhere But Paradise, by Anne Bustard

Summary: In 1960 twelve-year-old Peggy Sue and her family move to the island of Oahu, and she is finding it anything but paradise, because from the first day at school she is bullied and made fun of by the Hawaiian children, and she is worried sick about her beloved cat who is in mandatory quarantine–and then the tsunami hits Hilo where her parents have gone on business.