We did it. Almost 30 students and 3 teachers took part in our Mock Newbery book club. This morning’s penultimate meeting: VOTING and the announcement of the WINNING and HONOR titles!
We had 11 titles on our ballot: the ten from our original list, and one mid-year addition.
Similar to the real Newbery Committee, students had three votes: a first place, second place, and third place. Ballots were handed out. Points were assigned. Numbers added and compared. And now: our 2017 Mock Newbery winner and four 2017 Mock Newbery honor titles.
#mtigerslibrary 2017 Mock Newbery Honor Titles
- When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano
- Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
- Pax by Sara Pennypacker
- Maxi’s Secrets by Lynne Plourde
#mtigerslibrary 2017 Mock Newbery Winner
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
We are eagerly anticipating next week’s Youth Media Awards. As we’re on the West Coast, I’m begging students to not look at the results before arriving for our final gathering – when we watch the tape-delayed 2017 Newbery announcement as a group. I cannot wait to see their reactions!