Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Trap, by Steven Arntson

Summary:  In 1963, when twins Henry and Helen and their best friends, Alan and Nicki, try to find Alan’s missing brother, Carl, they stumble into the knowledge of their “subtle forms” that can separate from their physical bodies, and into a criminal’s plot to make himself immortal–at any expense.

Houghton Mifflin

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Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Witch’s Boy, by Kelly Barnhill

Summary:  When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit’s daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.

Algonquin

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