I am part of the children’s book group that is called Chapter and Verse Book Club. They have small groups around the United States who meet in libraries or book stores to discuss children’s books. This month we are discussing a set of books that were published in 2015 and may be in the running for one of the many awards that we watch for each January.
So instead of a review this week I am listing what we have read and will vote on during the week of Dec. 14th. I will post the winners from our group the following Monday.
Remember that this list was created a while ago so there are lots of 2015 books that we did not get to add to the list. I will be using the winter break to be looking at the Mock Newbery and Caldecott lists from schools and other book groups to see what else I may have missed in my reading this year. The waiting and wondering is always fun in the cold of January.
What we read and will discuss this month –
The Mock Newbery
- Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
- Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
- The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Mock Caldecott
- Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Pena, illus by Christian Robinson
- Red: a Crayon Story, illustrated and written by Michael Hall
- Should You Be a River, illustrated and written by Ed Young
The Sibert Award
- The Death of the Hat by Paul B. Janeczko, illus by Chris Raschka
- Enormous Smallness by Matthew Burgess, illus by Kris Di Giacomo
- Stonewall, written by Ann Bausum
The Printz Award
- Audacity, written by Melanie Crowder
- Saint Anything, written by Sarah Dessen
- Mosquitoland, written by David Arnold
(Thanks Vicki Palmquist for all your hard work on this.)
What have you read and what do you think will be on the list for awards this January?