>Workshop – Mockarena : Evaluating the Best Books of 2010 for Children and Teens

>Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Place: Upper Hudson Library System
Presenters: Mary Fellows, UHLS and Sue Rokos, MVLS
Cost: Free for MVLS and UHLS library staff ; all others $15

Boost your collection development knowledge and polish your reader’s advisory skills with this UHLS/MVLS workshop. You’ll hear bookflashes for the best books of the year. Then we’ll enter the arena for discussions and mock elections for the Caldecott, Newbery, Geisel, Sibert, and Printz Awards. We’re planning on examining six books in each category, with the exception being eight titles in Caldecott.

Here is the second list of titles in each category. See this previous post for List #1.

Mock Caldecott Nominations:
Art and Max by David Wiesner
Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Red Nose Studio
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Snook Alone by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

Mock Newbery Nominations:
Crunch by Leslie COnnor
A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata
Mirror Mirror : A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by Josee Massee

Mock Geisel Nominations:
Can I Play, Too? by Mo Willems
Pete the Cat : I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin ; illustrated by James Dean
What If? by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Mock Sibert Nominations:
Ballet for Martha : Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan ; illustrated by Brian Floca
The ‘Extraordinary’ Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringam
Sit-In : How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Mock Printz Nominations:
Incarceron by Cathering Fisher
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
The Firefly Letters : A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle

Mark your calendars and register now using this online form! MVLS and UHLS libraries may register for free; all others $15.00. Contact Sue Rokos, srokos@mvls.info for more information.

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