Monday, December 21, 2015

2016 Mock Newbery Winner

60 students in 4th and 5th grade read and discussed books published in 2015 that are eligible for the 2016 Newbery Medal. Here are the voting results.

The winner of the 2016 FES Mock Newbery Award is...

The War That Saved My Life 
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Penguin Random House

Three Mock Newery Honors were awarded this year.

Fish in a Tree 
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Penguin Random House

Paper Things
by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
(Maine author and 2012 FES Mock Newbery Winner)
Candlewick Press

Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson
Dial Books- Penguin Random House

Monday, August 3, 2015

2016 FES Mock Newbery List #1 Revealed!

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.

Dial Books

Scholastic Press
Historical Fiction/Fantasy

Penguin Books
Realistic Fiction

Harper Collins
Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Candlewick Press
Realistic Fiction

Simon & Schuster
Historical Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Scholastic Press
Historical Fiction

Dial Books
Historical Fiction

Be sure to check out these book trailers and interviews. 


Fish in a Tree

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer of 2015

Dear FES Readers,

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.

Happy reading!
Mrs. Potter

Friday, January 23, 2015

2015 FES Mock Newbery Winner

After months of reading and discussing the fourteen titles, members of the FES Mock Newbery Book Club have voted. 

The winner of the 2015 FES Mock Newbery Award is...

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

There were four honor books this year:

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2015 Mock Newbery List #2

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.

Here are the titles on List #2.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2015 Mock Newbery List #1

Welcome to the 2015 Mock Newbery Book Club!

Dear Fourth and Fifth Grade Students,

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.

Mrs. Potter

Mock Newbery Book Club Registration Form

Mock Newbery List #1

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winner of the 2014 FES Mock Newbery Award

The winner of the 2014 FES Mock Newbery Award is....

Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

2014 Honor Books

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore

Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes

Members of the 2014 FES Mock Newbery Book Club

Mrs. Potter has started reading 2014 titles and is on the lookout for books for next year's book club. Sign up for the 2015 FES Mock Newbery Book Club will take place in September.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

2014 FES Mock Newbery List #2

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
Random House
Historical Fiction

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo and KG Campbell
Candlewick Press

The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
Walden Pond Press

Words With Wings by Nikki Grimes
Realistic Fiction/Novel in Verse

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Harper Collins
Realistic Fiction