The fourth and final shortlist came out for the Eva Perry Mock Newbery. And The Sky Village is still hanging in there.
I love Mock Newbery awards. Even the ones that don’t nominate me.
And in case you didn’t notice it over there on the left, this is what the paperback is going to look like:
The Sky Village (paperback)
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I posted a while ago that my first book, The Sky Village, had made the shortlist for the Eva Perry Mock Newbery Book Club. Then it made the second shortlist. And now I’m delighted that it’s on the third shortlist.
Here are a couple of nice things the Committee had to say about The Sky Village:
“Well-formed writing style that impeccably blended two plot sequences… and it had demons fighting!” – T.
“I experienced sensations that at times made me feel like saying ‘Don’t do that or you will get hurt!‘” – J.
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This is something very cool.
The Sky Village was nominated for the Wake County Public LIbraries Eva Perry Mock Newbery Award (that’s a mouthful).
And then it was shortlisted.
Book clubs like this are a real inspiration. Here’s a bit about the book club:
The Eva Perry Mock Newbery Club is a group of about 25 6th-9th graders who read newly written books, some of them donated to the club as advance reader copies. We read books from April through January, listing and discussing our favorites in our blog, and nominating the very best for our own Mock Newbery Awards. We select our winners just before the official winners are announced by the ALA each year. We have also traveled to ALA conferences and been visited by local authors.
Our club was started in 1998 by Teresa Young Brantley, an official member of the 1999 Newbery committee that chose Holes by Louis Sachar as its winner
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