We didn't have a library club this trimester so there wasn't a Newbery Gala where students watched the award ceremony. If we had though, I can tell you none of the students would have guessed which book would win this year.
First off the honors. There were three and I was pleased with all of the winners. In no particular order, the Newbery honors are:
So now we have the winner...drum roll please!
Surprised? Me too. However, if you look at the criteria for the actual award there isn't really anything that says it can't be a picture book, it's just not usually done. What do you guys think? If you want to take a look at the book, we have it in the Lower School Library, Mrs. Knauer has it out and would be happy to show it to you.