Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Like a River: a Civil War Novel, by Kathy Cannon Wiechman

Summary:  Two Union soldiers, one too young to have properly enlisted, and the other a girl disguised as a boy, find themselves struggling through the rigors and horrors of war, from amputation to the Andersonville prison camp.

Calkins Creek

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Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Badger Knight, by Kathryn Erskine

Badger KnightSummary:  In England in 1346 Adrian has three problems: he is small for his twelve years, he is an albino, so people are suspicious of him, and his father wants him to be a scribe, while he wants to be an archer–but when he runs away to join his friend in the fight against the invading Scots, he learns that war can be a lot more complicated then he imagined.


Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Sharpshooter, by Chris Lynch

Vietnam series

Summary:  Enlisting in the United States Army, Ivan is trained to be a sniper. And he’s good at it. Very good. But Vietnam is not the war he was expecting. Somehow the glory and heroism of his father’s war stories do not come so easily in the jungle. Now, for the first time, Ivan is forced to question what he’s really fighting for, and whether it’s a fight he can hope to win.


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Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Wings of Fire: the Dragonet Prophecy, by Tui T. Sutherland

Wings of Fire series

Summary:  The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy — a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice. Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when the select five escape their underground captors to look for their original homes, what has been unleashed on the dragon world may be far more than the revolutionary planners intended .

Scholastic Press