Mock Newbery Results

Today at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, we had our first annual Mock Newbery voting. The idea is to figure out which children’s book published in 2012 we think was most distinguished.

The winner is:

Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage

Participants commented on the distinctive voice, and that it showed character growth, besides having a plot that included a murder mystery with twists and turns. I didn’t read Three Times Lucky in 2012, so it didn’t make my 2012 Sonderbooks Stand-outs, but it may well make my list for 2013.

We chose two Honor Books:

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

Summer of the Gypsy Moths, by Sara Pennypacker

We’re all waiting eagerly to see which books will win the official Newbery Medal on January 28!

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