Thursday, September 18, 2014

2nd Annual Newbery Book Club

It's that time again! Yesterday was the kickoff of our Newbery Book Club. 
We had 25 students join us during lunch for the first meeting.

Here's our plan: 
We are all reading books published in 2014. We will get together every week between now and the Newbery announcement in January. We'll each talk about which book we read this past week and we'll discuss which ones we think are Newbery contenders. 

We did this last year and it was so much fun! Not just for me. I have it on good authority that the kids and other teachers loved it too. 

We did run into one minor bump in the road this year. We made a short list of 27 books we had researched and that had the "Newbery Buzz!" But we had 25 students and 5 teachers wanting these 27 books. 

I decided that this was an awesome problem and since ANY book published in 2014 can win I ordered another 10 books that are new this year. We are keeping our short list, but we are being very open about reading ANY 2014 book.

Here's our short list. I'd love to see it compares to the ones other people are considering. 

You can print our list by clicking on either page below. 

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