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message 1: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Jorgensen (sunnie) | 566 comments Mod
2020 ARC's are already circulating. What are you reading?

Is it distinguished?


message 2: by Laura (last edited Dec 20, 2018 02:02AM) (new)

Laura Harrison | 394 comments Sweeping Up The Heart by Kevin Henkes. The book is perfection.


message 3: by Pam (new)

Pam  Page (httpwwwgoodreadscompagep) | 69 comments I have read a lot about The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. It is out in early January and I do not have an ARC of it. But I love Dan Gemeinhart's books and can't wait to get my hands on it!


message 4: by Louie (last edited Dec 27, 2018 09:47AM) (new)

Louie | 47 comments Pam wrote: "I have read a lot about The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. It is out in early January and I do not have an ARC of it. But I love Dan Gemeinhart's books and can't wait to get my hands on it!"

I have also heard a lot of good things about The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise and I think it sounds very good.


message 5: by Sondra (new)

Sondra Eklund (sonderbooks) | 19 comments The 2020 ARC that I WANT WANT WANT is the new Megan Whalen Turner book that is said to complete the Queen's Thief series. Just as well I probably won't get my hands on it until ALA Midwinter -- I need to be reading this year's books! Also just as well that it didn't come up during my Newbery year -- because I'm assuming it's distinguished without even having read it.


message 6: by Czechgirl (new)

Czechgirl | 214 comments I’ve preordered Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams that comes out January 15th. It has been described as not only as the book of the year, but as the best book ever.


message 7: by Pam (new)

Pam  Page (httpwwwgoodreadscompagep) | 69 comments Oh, I'm so glad you reminded me of that one as I also have heard a lot of positives! I have it on my to read list but now I will also pre-order!


message 8: by Monica (last edited Dec 21, 2018 03:09AM) (new)

Monica Edinger | 64 comments Sondra wrote: "The 2020 ARC that I WANT WANT WANT is the new Megan Whalen Turner book that is said to complete the Queen's Thief series. Just as well I probably won't get my hands on it until ALA Midwinter -- I n..."

There may well be no ARCs as they may embargo it till the pub date, it being the final book. As for Newbery, it will take an open and willing committee to consider it. Books that are part of a series are so often difficult for Newbery committees. I'm chairing a different committee (Boston Globe-Horn Book) and hope that I don't have that problem. My committee would be allowed to read the previous books and talk about them. Newbery committee can't :(


message 9: by Monica (new)

Monica Edinger | 64 comments Just read and liked a lot, Pat Cummings' Trace.


message 10: by Monica (last edited Dec 22, 2018 03:16AM) (new)

Monica Edinger | 64 comments Am hearing great things about Angie Thomas's On the Come Up. Plan to read it in the next few weeks.


message 11: by Monica (last edited Dec 22, 2018 03:17AM) (new)

Monica Edinger | 64 comments More promising titles to look out for: Renee Watson's Watch Us Rise, Kathi Applet's Angel Thieves (started and good so far:), Mitali Perkins' Forward Me Back to You.

Read and enjoyed very much Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Woltzer's To Night Owl from Dogfish.


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Josephine Sorrell (jothebookgirl) | 255 comments Family is a Suprpower by Michael Dahl and Good Enough by Jan Petrochemical-Roy


message 13: by Maggi (new)

Maggi Rohde (mama_librarian) | 11 comments That last is by Jen Petro-Roy. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 14: by Sondra (new)

Sondra Eklund (sonderbooks) | 19 comments Monica wrote: "Sondra wrote: "The 2020 ARC that I WANT WANT WANT is the new Megan Whalen Turner book that is said to complete the Queen's Thief series. Just as well I probably won't get my hands on it until ALA M..."

I like the way the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award can consider so much the Newbery can't -- including illustrations and international books. I don't know if people will want to go back and read the series -- but it's nice to know that for that award, they can.


message 15: by Louie (last edited Jan 22, 2019 11:14AM) (new)

Louie | 47 comments There are a lot of distinguished mg books coming out this year. Some of the best sounding ones to me are

The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods (Released Jan 8)

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams (Released Jan 15)

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
(Releases Feb 5)

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (Releases Feb 5)

New Kid by Jerry Craft
(Releases Feb 5)

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (Releases May 7)


message 16: by Kathy (new)

Kathy (thebrainlair) | 66 comments Monica wrote: "More promising titles to look out for: Renee Watson's Watch Us Rise, Kathi Applet's Angel Thieves (started and good so far:), Mitali Perkins' Forward Me Back to You.

Read and enjoyed very much Hol..."


LOVED Watch Us Rise and Forward Me Back To You - both I think would go Printz and not Newbery though.


message 17: by Kathy (new)

Kathy (thebrainlair) | 66 comments Louie wrote: "There are a lot of distinguished mg books coming out this year. Some of the best sounding ones to me are

The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA by Brenda Woods (Released Jan 8)

[book:..."


The Bridge Home was AMAZING. Top of my 2020 list so far!


message 18: by Phil (new)

Phil Jensen | 167 comments I'm looking forward to:
Other Words for Home by Warga
Dragon Pearl by Lee
Shouting at the Rain by Hunt
Summer and July by Mosier
Beverly, Right Here by DiCamillo
Spy Runner by Yelchin
and TBA by Renée Watson


message 19: by Czechgirl (new)

Czechgirl | 214 comments Has anyone read The Whispers by Greg Howard? I’m half way through, and it’s OMG good!


message 20: by Laura (new)

Laura Harrison | 394 comments I'm excited about Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo (Raymie Nightingale continuation).


message 21: by Louie (new)

Louie | 47 comments Phil wrote: "I'm looking forward to:
Other Words for Home by Warga
..."


Other Words for Home sounds so good! I am definitely reading it this year.


message 22: by Tj (new)

Tj | 5 comments January is my book splurge month (almost every year), where I just read a ton and then crash for a while, so I've read a few of what's been mentioned so far.

I'm not sure who normally makes the Mock Newbery list, but I made one just for my own brain, so I can see what I'm excited for this year and what is coming out.

Would love to have other people's votes for favs haha or things they are excited for.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...



I'm really excited for My Life as an Ice-Cream Sandwich. Ibi's books are always outstanding and am highly anticipating her debut into MG.

I've finished the graphic novel New Kid, and can't wait to see it in color. I think it's going to fill an important hole in our graphic novel section at my bookstore.

I love novels in verse and think Other Words for Home is going to be an important read for many!

Can't wait for monday to hear who won for last year!!! :D


message 23: by Jordan (new)

Jordan Henrichs | 16 comments Lotta of Goodreads buzz for Eventown by Haydu


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Jordan Henrichs | 16 comments Oh! And Right As Rain, by Stoddard!


message 25: by Monica (new)

Monica Edinger | 64 comments Sondra wrote: "The 2020 ARC that I WANT WANT WANT is the new Megan Whalen Turner book that is said to complete the Queen's Thief series. Just as well I probably won't get my hands on it until ALA Midwinter -- I n..."

Just announced that it now is pushed back to summer 2020. Megan needs more time which is fine.


message 26: by Kate (new)

Kate | 178 comments Is there a poll for a book to read in March?


message 27: by Shella (new)

Shella | 169 comments What happened to February read??


message 28: by Louie (new)

Louie | 47 comments Jordan wrote: "Lotta of Goodreads buzz for Eventown by Haydu"

Yes! Eventown sounds so good!


message 29: by Louie (new)

Louie | 47 comments A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Ramee sounds very distinguished. It is getting multiple starred reviews and has gotten praise from authors like Angie Thomas and Erin Entrada Kelly.


message 30: by Kim (new)

Kim (kimconnett) | 7 comments Pam wrote: "I have read a lot about The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. It is out in early January and I do not have an ARC of it. But I love Dan Gemeinhart's books and can't wait to get my hands on it!"

I'm listening to it now and I am loving it!!


message 31: by Erin (new)

Erin (erinelyse) | 60 comments I am really excited about Gary Schmidt's new book PAY ATTENTION CARTER JONES. Just came in today!


message 32: by Laura (new)

Laura Harrison | 394 comments Erin wrote: "I am really excited about Gary Schmidt's new book PAY ATTENTION CARTER JONES. Just came in today!"

Me, too!


message 33: by Pam (new)

Pam  Page (httpwwwgoodreadscompagep) | 69 comments Me three! I just got my copy today!


message 34: by Laura (new)

Laura Harrison | 394 comments Pam wrote: "Me three! I just got my copy today!"

Hooray!


message 35: by Celeste (new)

Celeste | 4 comments Kim wrote: "Pam wrote: "I have read a lot about The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise. It is out in early January and I do not have an ARC of it. But I love Dan Gemeinhart's books and can't wait to get my h..."

I love his books, too! Coyote Sunrise was definitely worth the read.


message 36: by Verenice (new)

Verenice | 2 comments I LOVED The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise!


message 37: by Kate (new)

Kate (flintk8) | 6 comments Laura wrote: "I'm excited about Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo (Raymie Nightingale continuation)."

Me too! I loved the first two.


message 38: by Mary (new)

Mary | 24 comments Verenice Powell wrote: "I LOVED The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise!"

I got about half way through The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise yesterday and am loving it.


message 39: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (jennmonk) | 41 comments New Kid is so awesome, relevant and authentic. It's funny and serious at the same time. Definitely one of my favorites so far.


message 40: by Shella (new)

Shella | 169 comments Where is the March poll? I don't know how to get all these ARC books so will need to see if the public library has ordered whatever is selected.


message 42: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Wilsman | 35 comments Genesis Begins Again and New Kid are contenders - both are excellent and relevant AND kids would read them


message 43: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 15 comments I am halfway through The Bridge Home and am absolutely loving it. The story is very easy to follow, quick read but with powerful characters and appropriate for children (so far anyway). Amazing to have a story about such an ongoing issue (homeless children in India) that receives very little attention.


message 44: by Josephine (new)

Josephine Sorrell (jothebookgirl) | 255 comments I just finished Genesis Begins Again. The story is excellent and I really liked Genesis. My problem is that the book is just too long,


message 45: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 1 comments I absolutely loved The Bridge Home. Although the story is very sad, it deals with real-life issues that some children face. It is on my list of possible Newbury contenders


message 46: by Richie (new)

Richie Partington (richiespicks) | 43 comments I've just finished THE LINE TENDER by Kate Allen. It is firmly in my top four, along with THE BRIDGE HOME, PAY ATTENTION CARTER JONES, and A DROP OF HOPE.


message 47: by Louie (new)

Louie | 47 comments I completed reading Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu this afternoon. I started it last night and couldn't stop. Today I procrastinated doing anything productive until I had finished Eventown and let me tell you, it was definitely worth it. Haydu writes in a way that I found both lyrical and accessible that made Elodee's, The MC's, situation just as intriguing as the character herself. I will be extremely surprised if this haunting and relatable story doesn't win any awards, especially The Newbery.


message 48: by Shella (new)

Shella | 169 comments I agree- I finished Eventown a couple weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. Similar theme to The Giver- but an entirely different story. I plan to vote for it in our June poll.


message 49: by Louie (new)

Louie | 47 comments Shella wrote: "I agree- I finished Eventown a couple weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. Similar theme to The Giver- but an entirely different story. I plan to vote for it in our June poll."

I agree. It definitely reminded me of The Giver while I was reading it.


message 50: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Nagel | 86 comments Absolutely loved “Shouting at the Rain,” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.


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