My Mock Newbery – Whose In?

After surfing the web and trolling the Mock Newbery websites, I’ve created my list.  The books on other lists I already read automatically made my list.  I added others trying to make certain it included a diverse range of genres and characters.  Seven books down, ten more to go.  Although, I doubt I’ll read all of the other ten.  If it doesn’t make me want to stay up later than 10 pm, I’ll move on to the next book.

The official winners are announced on January 11th.  I’ll announce my choice for the 2016 Newbery on the first day of the year.  Anyone want to join me?



Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan


Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate


George by Alex Gino

Sunny Side

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm

The Marvels

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Red Butterfly

Red Butterfly by A.L. Sonnichsen

Handful Stars

Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord



War That Saved My Life

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Fuzzy Mud

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar


Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Stella Starlight

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin


Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

Ruby on Outside

Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Goodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Hired Girl

Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

Roller Girl

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

It’s going to be interesting to see if any of these will replace my current front runner, Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan.