Monday, May 23, 2016

Prairie Mock Newbery Club: information and first list for 16-17

Tonight is SOAR to Creek night for our future 5th graders.  In the library we have information about the Mock Newbery Book Club (I might need a better name for this club) as well as other cool information about Creek opportunities.

What is the Prairie Mock Newbery Club?

Club members use a version of the Newbery Book Award criteria to pick the books we think are the most distinguished in 2016.  Will we guess any of the titles selected by the actual Newbery Committee?  I hope so!

What will we do at our meetings?

Club members will read books from several lists and come to meetings to talk about them.  We will discuss the qualities of the books, including theme, plot, and characters.

When will we meet?

Our 16-17 building schedule is still in development but we likely will meet during lunch or possibly as an afterschool club. Depending on member interest we will meet 1 or 2 times a month.

What books could I read this summer to be ready for the first meetings?

Here are the 5 titles we will use to kick off our club meetings in August & September.

For more about these titles including descriptions, author interviews and readings, websites, and more visit

Interested in joining this club?  Send a note to Mr. Cox, Creek Teacher-Librarian, to get updates and reminders -

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