Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Alistair Grim’s Odditorium, by Gregory Funaro

Summary: In Victorian England Grubb, an orphan about twelve years old, escapes his life of drudgery as a chimney sweep’s apprentice and finds himself in a very strange house filled with magical objects and creatures, but soon he learns that there are dark forces seeking his new master.

Disney Hyperion

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Detective’s Assistant, by Kate Hannigan

Summary:  In 1859, eleven-year-old Nell goes to live with her aunt, Kate Warne, the first female detective for Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency. Nell helps her aunt solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and the mystery of what happened to Nell’s own father.

Little, Brown and Company

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Paper Things, by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Summary:  When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. He and Ari have been “couch surfing,” staying with friends and sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama?

Candlewick

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