Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Mock Newbery Award

The John Newbery Award is awarded each year by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Each year our Children's Services department hosts a Mock Newbery Election program for adults who are interested in children's literature. If you would like to participate, the complete Mock Newbery Award reading list can be found here. If you can't join us in person for the discussion, please take a moment to post your comments about any of the books online. We'll be sure to read your comments as part of our discussion.

This year the Mock Newbery Award election will be held on Saturday, January 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 the Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne. To sign up, call the Children's Services department at (260) 421-1220 or send an email.

Here is the fourth and final reading list for the ACPL Mock Newbery Award:

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman
Who Was First? Discovering the Americas by Russell Freedman
When I Crossed No-Bob by Margaret McMullan
Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) by Linda Sue Park
Freak by Marcella Pixley
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
The Wall by Peter Sis

For information about the ACPL's other Mock Elections, click here.

See you at the Mock Newbery!