>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. Awards. We’re planning on examining six books in each category, with a possible exception being ten titles in Caldecott.

Here is a list of the first three titles in each category for you to begin checking out. Watch for List #2 November 1!

Mock Caldecott Nominations:
City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems, illustrated by Jon J. Muth
Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Paul Zelinsky
Meanwhile by Jason Shiga

Mock Newbery Nominations:
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Mock Geisel Nominations:
Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin
Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch by David Catrow
Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker: A Toons Book by Geoffrey Hayes

Mock Sibert Nominations:
Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery ; with photographs by Nic Bishop
Sir Charlie Chaplin by Sid Fleischman

Mock Printz Nominations:
As Easy As Falling off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork

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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