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1 Okay for Now
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2 A Monster Calls
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3 Wonderstruck
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4 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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5 Inside Out & Back Again
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6 Breadcrumbs
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7 Amelia Lost: The Life and D...
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8 Between Shades of Gray
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9 The Penderwicks at Point Mo...
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10 The Trouble with May Amelia...
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11 Bigger than a Bread Box
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12 I Broke My Trunk!
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13 Dead End in Norvelt
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14 Liesl & Po
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15 The Fault in Our Stars
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16 True
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17 Words in the Dust
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18 Legend (Legend, #1)
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19 I'll Be There
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20 The Apothecary (The Apothec...
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21 Junonia
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22 Delirium (Delirium, #1)
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23 Jefferson's Sons
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24 Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicl...
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25 The Friendship Doll
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26 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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27 Pie
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28 The Romeo And Juliet Code
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29 Icefall
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30 The Scorpio Races
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31 Close to Famous
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32 The Throne of Fire (Kane Ch...
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33 Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
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34 The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
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35 Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
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36 Eight Keys
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37 Hidden
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38 Sparrow Road
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39 Heart and Soul: The Story o...
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40 Small Persons with Wings
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41 Juniper Berry
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42 Chime
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43 The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A ...
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44 With a Name like Love
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45 The Queen of Water
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46 The Aviary
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47 Hound Dog True
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48 The Mostly True Story of Jack
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49 The Emerald Atlas (The Book...
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50 Peter Nimble and His Fantas...
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51 No Passengers Beyond This P...
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52 Queen of the Falls
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53 Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in ...
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54 Drawing from Memory
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55 Tuesdays at the Castle (Cas...
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56 The Running Dream
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57 The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1)
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58 The Death Cure (Maze Runner...
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59 Orchards
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60 The Inquisitor’s Apprentice
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61 Because of Mr. Terupt
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62 The Summer I Learned to Fly
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63 Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
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64 Small as an Elephant
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65 The Adventures of Sir Gawai...
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66 The Money We'll Save
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67 Why We Broke Up
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68 Darth Paper Strikes Back: A...
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69 The Raven Boys (The Raven C...
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70 The Daughters (The Daughter...
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71 The Giving Tree
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72 When You Reach Me
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73 The Name of This Book Is Se...
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74 Young Fredle (Davis Farm, #2)
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75 The Summer of May
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76 Bird in a Box
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77 13 Gifts (Willow Falls, #3)
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78 Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)
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79 Alexander Hamilton: The Out...
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79 Waiting for the Magic
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81 Enclave (Razorland, #1)
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82 Every Thing on It
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83 Never Forgotten
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84 The Future of Us
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85 Everfound (Skinjacker, #3)
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86 City of Orphans
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87 Across the Universe (Across...
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88 The Probability of Miracles
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89 Four: The Transfer (Diverge...
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90 One Day and One Amazing Mor...
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91 The World of Divergent: The...
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92 Ghetto Cowboy
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93 Variant (Variant, #1)
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94 When Life Gives You O.J.
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95 Ten Rules for Living with M...
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96 Blood Wounds
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97 Free Four: Tobias Tells the...
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98 The Medusa Plot (39 Clues: ...
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98 A Ball for Daisy
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100 Breaking Stalin's Nose
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message 1: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Jorgensen The Mock Newbery group is the best place to find out about the great new books being published.

Join us while we search for next years Newbery award winning books.

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...


message 2: by Wendy (last edited Nov 07, 2011 03:52AM) (new)

Wendy This was the second Newbery 2012 list created. Would you consider deleting it and sending people to the original list? I don't think it's a good idea to have two, and apparently there's no way to merge them.

Edit: looks like someone figured out how to merge them, thanks!


message 3: by John (new)

John Scannell I originally bought "Okay For Now" for my 11 year old nephew. He started to read it but put it down because it was too sad. However, I related to the story line because it was in my era and I was a Viet Nam veteran. I read the book and agreed that it was pretty sad. I did indicate to my nephew that it ends well.
One question though. When Mr. Gregory asks Lil "how old are you?" she replies "I'm twenty-five". I though she and Doug were high school students. Does that age make sense to anyone..?
Thanks,
John


message 4: by Angela (new)

Angela Rhodes Ingles There's a bunch of books on this list that aren't even eligible.


message 5: by Kristen (last edited Nov 21, 2011 11:11AM) (new)

Kristen Jorgensen I am embarrassed to say that I cannot find how to delete the list.

Edit: How did they merge them?


message 6: by Josiah (new)

Josiah I believe that A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Orchards by Holly Thompson might not be eligible for the Newbery. From what I understand, both authors live outside of North America: Patrick Ness in London, England and Holly Thompson in Japan.


message 7: by Jess (new)

Jess "The Award is restricted to authors who are citizens or residents of the United States" - and I believe Patrick Ness is a US citizen, at least according according to Wikipedia. I do know he was born here, a similar situation to Susan Cooper, who won the medal although the lives in England. Holly Thompson's website says she grew up in New England and lives in Japan - so it depends on her citizenship.


message 8: by Josiah (new)

Josiah Ah, I see. I hadn't previously understood that even nonresidents who have U.S. citizenship could earn the award. This might explain, then, how Christopher Paul Curtis and Sharon Creech are eligible for Newbery consideration.


message 9: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Bigger Than a Breadbox by Laurel Snyder rocked my world. Characters were so well drawn and real and the story had a lovely pace to it. Can't think of a better book to win the Newbery...


message 10: by Joan (new)

Joan Jess wrote: ""The Award is restricted to authors who are citizens or residents of the United States" - and I believe Patrick Ness is a US citizen, at least according according to Wikipedia. I do know he was bo..."
Thanks for this explanation. I had wondered how Susan Cooper qualified other than for her excellent writing.


message 11: by ALeXi$ (new)

ALeXi$ John wrote: "I originally bought "Okay For Now" for my 11 year old nephew. He started to read it but put it down because it was too sad. However, I related to the story line because it was in my era and I was..."

She was just probably kidding around when she said she was 25. They are in 8th grade, I think.


message 12: by Julia (new)

Julia John asked: When Mr. Gregory asks Lil "how old are you?" she replies "I'm twenty-five". I though she and Doug were high school students. Does that age make sense to anyone..?

As ALeXi$ says, they are 8th graders and 11/ 12 years old. She was teasing Mr. I- Own - the- Gleaming Car, and trying to get out of being in his play.

Have you read the novel with your nephew yet? I think you should. Yes, it's sad, but it's also very funny.


message 13: by C.W.J. (new)

C.W.J. Henderson In order to be considered, a publisher must submit the novels to the contest. So not all these books will be entered or considered. My novel has already been entered.


message 14: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Not true, Chris. Any novel that meets the criteria (published in the right year, American author or residing in the US, not published before, etc) is eligible and will be considered if someone on the committee is aware of the book.


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