6th-Grade Mock Newbery Wishlist…

Thank you to those that have already helped out our 6th-Grade team fulfill their Newbery Wishlist! If you are interested in knowing more about it take a look below at the updated list of needed books! Any and all support is appreciated!

MOCK NEWBERY WISHLIST! – Have you ever seen this seal on the front cover of a book? It is called the Newbery Award and this award is given to “… the most distinguished American children’s book of the previous year.” The winner is chosen by committees of the Association for Library Service to Children. Committee members consists of distinguished adults who read, discuss, and select a winner each year. Knowing this, the students have often wondered why children and students have never been part of the selection process. Hence, in 2015 the birth of Wolf Canyon’s Mock Newbery was born.

Wolf Canyon sixth graders participate in an annual Mock Newbery. Eight titles from a contenders list is selected. Students read and discuss each title, and in the end, the students select a winner based on a student-generated rubric using the John Newbery criteria as a guide. Each year, our students learn to love reading and express and contribute their opinions about what they read.

Thank you for the incredible generosity from our families who were able to donate books for our upcoming Mock Newbery Book project for all sixth graders at Wolf Canyon!!! Your thoughtfulness will inspire many of our young readers with amazing, current, and exemplary pieces of literature. We are still short of a full rotation for ALL sixth graders so we are asking for a final push to help us get 16 copies of each book. Currently, we are at:

TitleReceivedStill Need
Lions of Mars79
Amber and Clay5 1011 6
The House That Wasn’t There88
A Place to Hang the Moon7 89 8
Starfish10 136 3
Clues of the Universe12 16!!!4 0!!!
Just Like That88
Amari and the Night Brothers8 108 6

*Updated 12/3/2021

If you can help us get the last of the books for our students, please see the link below:

2021-2022 Wolf Canyon Mock Newbery Wishlist

*Note when checking out, you may have the book(s) sent directly to the school by clicking the shipping address as: Susan Robbins’ Gift Registry Address.

Thank you,

Wolf Canyon Team

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