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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2013 Mock Printz reading list

Here is the Mock Printz list of titles for the Bethel School District.  It is a long list and none of the contributors to this list have read all the books so we may actually delete and add titles as we see fit from now until our Mock Printz Workshops in January. But we think that this is a good list with lots of excellent books and we are excited to roll this out to our students. If you check back Friday I will explain how to host a Mock Printz event and how I roll mine out. Stay tuned.

2013 Mock Printz titles (in alphabetical order):

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Saenz 
  • Beneath the Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson                  
  • Beyond Courage: the untold story of Jewish resistence during the Holocaust  by  Doreen Rappaport                 
  • Brides of Rollrock Island  by Margo Lanagan     
  • A Certain October  by Angela Johnson                 
  • Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein                       
  • A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix         (recently removed)         
  • The Difference Between You and Me  by Madeleine George     
  • Diviners by Libba Bray                                         
  • Dying to Know You  by Aidan Chambers            
  • Every Day  by David Levithan                              
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green             
  • The Good Braider by Terry Farish                     
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers                        
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt (recently added)
  • October Mourning by Leslea Newman (recently added) 
  • Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater  (recently added)
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman                               
  • The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci  and Nate Powell   

I've only read seven on the list.  So I have to get reading, too. When we divied up our reading list prior to selection most of the books I read were ones we decided to NOT include on the list.  Sigh.  But I still have some on the list that I am tremendously excited about and hope, hope, hope at least one will win!


  1. Interesting list, I have only read one or two of them so am looking forward to seeing what you think of them

  2. Nice list. I just picked up Seraphina at my local B&N yesterday, so I'm looking forward to that one.


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