ACPL Mock Newbery

The Newbery Medal was named for 18th-century British bookseller, John Newbery. It is awarded annually by ALA's Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." This is a board where ACPL staff and patrons may comment about new children's books and vote on what they think should win! To register for our "in-person" discussion on February 3, 2018, call Children's Services at 260.421.1220.
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<2017 pin>  I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups by Chris Harris. SUMMARY: "An illustrated collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages, ranging in topic from avocados and anacondas to zombies and zebras (dressed like ghosts)"-- Provided by publisher.

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris {WSIRN

<2017 pin> When My Sister Started Kissing by Helen Frost. SUMMARY: Claire and Abi have always loved summers at the lake house, but a pregnant stepmother and Abi's intense new interest in boys have changed everything.

pin> When My Sister Started Kissing by Helen Frost. SUMMARY: Claire and Abi have always loved summers at the lake house, but a pregnant stepmother and Abi's intense new interest in boys have changed everything.

<2017 pin> All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson. SUMMARY:  Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted.

All's Faire in Middle School - Homeschooled by Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, eleven-year-old Imogene has a hard time fitting in when her wish to enroll in public school is granted.

<2017 Pin> The March Against Fear by Ann Bausum. SUBTITLED: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power

The March against fear : the last great walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the emergence of Black power - NOBLE (All Libraries)

<2017 pin> Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia. SUMMARY: Feeling most alive when he's playing the blues with his grandfather, Clayton is devastated when his grandfather dies and his mother forbids him from playing music, losses that compel him to run away and join bluesmen on the road.

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground By Rita Williams-Garcia 176 pages – ages Published by Amistad on May 2017 Synopsis From Publisher- “Clayton feels most alive when he’s with his grand…

<2017 pin> Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale.

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees - Book Scrounger

<2017 pin> Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. SUMMARY: Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

pin> Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. SUMMARY: Lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.

<2017 pin> The Warden's Daughter by Jerry Spinelli. SUMMARY: Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.

The year is It’s a time when American Bandstand, 45 RPM records, saddle shoes, and transistor radios are popular. The Warden’s Daughter written by the talented Jerry Spinelli takes plac…

<2017 pin> Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin. SUMMARY: "A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"-- Provided by publisher.

Presents the true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, one of the winningest teams in American football history.

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