Mock Newbery

Eighty-nine 5th and 6th graders from Bank Street School discussed the candidates and  voted!

Here’s the results:

Short list

  • Magician’s Elephant
  • When you Reach Me
  • The Cats of Roxville Station
  • Strawberry Hill
  • The Year the Swallows Came Early
  • The Blue Shoe
  • Al Capone Shines My Shoes

Extra credit

  • The Dragon of Trellian
  • 11 Birthdays
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  • When the Whistle Blows

The Winner

When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead
Retail Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books – (2009-07-14)
ISBN / EAN: 0385737424 / 9780385737425

Honor Books

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Grace Lin
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – (2009-07-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0316114278 / 9780316114271


11 Birthdays
Wendy Mass
Retail Price: $6.99
Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks – (2010-01-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0545052408 / 9780545052405

They’re anxiously waiting to see how their results stack up against the professionals.

One Response to “Mock Newbery”

  1. The Brain Lair Says:

    I’ve gotta read The Year The Swallows Came Early. I haven’t heard much about it…