Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Great War: stories inspired by items from the First World War, illustrated by Jim Kay

Summary: Writers of this collection of short stories were inspired to write about the First World War by physical objects associated with the war.

Candlewick Press

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Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Open Mic Riffs on Life between Cultures in Ten Voices, by Mitali Perkins

Open MicSummary:   Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poingnant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.


Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

From Hardships to Championships, by Glenn Stout

From Hardships to ChampionshipsGood Sports series
Summary:  Baseball is a great sport, but not all players had the home life as kids that nurtured their talent. Babe Ruth, Jim Peirsall, Torii Hunter, Ron LeFlore, and Joe Torre dealt with poverty, abuse, and addiction when young, and had to turn their lives around to play the game they loved. A moving look at the lives of these four great players.

Sandpiper/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka

Guys Read series #2

Summary:  Scieszka has gathered 10 thrilling stories from stellar writers. There are ghost stories, a deeply touching tale of a wish-granting machine and one about monsters that live in storm drains. Walter Dean Myers’ tale diverges from the creepy hijinks of the others, diving into chillingly dark waters. Patrick Carman’s “Ghost Vision” delves into the supernatural. Add stories by M.T. Anderson, Matt de la Peña, Jennifer Choldenko and others for a solid collection.
This anthology is brimming with choice stuff for guys who appreciate the uncanny, the uncouth and the un-put-down-able.

Walden Pond Press