This is the moment many FES readers have been waiting for... The announcement of the first reading list for the 2016 Mock Newbery Book Club. The following ten titles are selections for this year's book club. A second list will be revealed in early October.
Fourth and fifth grade students may sign up to join the book club during the first two weeks of school.
It's the middle of summer, and I hope you're spending time outside enjoying this beautiful weather. I hope you've also had some time to kick back and enjoy some good books.
I recently came across this photo of the 2015 Mock Newbery Book Club at our January assembly. During the past several weeks I've been thinking about our 6th annual FES Mock Newbery Book Club.
I've spent a lot of time this summer reading books published in 2015 in an attempt to find the best books for the reading lists. When we return to school in September, I'll reveal List #1 for the 2016 Mock Newbery Book Club.
Here's a photo to give you an idea of some of the books I've read recently or will read soon. You'll have to wait until Sept. (or maybe August) to find out which books will be on List #1.
Lunch meetings for the book club begin this week. Students should check out a book from the reading list soon. See Mrs. Potter at the FES Library or stop by the FML Library if you need a book from the lists.
I've spent the summer reading lots of new children's books. So far I've selected nine titles for our first Mock Newbery reading list. A second list with several more titles will be released later in the fall. Special thanks goes to Meghan Dye from Falmouth High School. Meghan read books and made recommendations to the Mock Newbery list during the summer months.
Registration forms for 4th and 5th grade students interested in joining the Mock Newbery Book Club will be handed out in September. We will meet during designated lunch periods during the months of September, October, November, and December. Students will vote for their favorite Mock Newbery books in January.
Sixty-five very excited readers have been making their way through List #1. Recently the second Mock Newbery list was revealed for a total of 15 titles. Students will continue to discuss the books during lunch meetings until January when they will vote for the book they think should win the 2014 Newbery Medal.
FES Mock Newbery List #2
Africa is My Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica Edinger and Robert Byrd
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventuresby Kate DiCamillo and KG Campbell
While students and teachers are enjoying this beautiful, Maine summer, it's the perfect time to start thinking about the books the FES Mock Newbery Book Club will read in the fall. Students are encouraged to start checking out these books from the public library during the summer months. The FES Library will have multiple copies of each book in the fall. Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to sign up for the FES Mock Newbery Book Club in September. Book club meetings take place during lunch once or twice each month. Mrs. Potter will visit all fourth and fifth grade classrooms with more details and registrations forms during the first weeks of school.