Saturday, January 21, 2012

And the winner is...

The SJCPL Adult Mock Newbery Club met and talked about the Newbery Medal and books from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., despite heavy snow the night before and 1 member getting stuck in 2 separate snowbanks on the way to the meeting!  The eight of us talked and talked and laughed and discussed and in the end, after 1 ballot, our Mock Newbery Medal was awarded to:

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

We also awarded 3 honor books:

Ness, Patrick.  A Monster Calls.
Schmidt, Gary.  Okay for Now.
Yelchin, Eugene.  Breaking Stalin's Nose.

What a terrific and rewarding experience.  Thanks to everyone who participated, and I can't wait for Monday morning to arrive! 


  1. I wish I could have made the meeting. I've thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the blog and appreciate everyone's work. See you again next year.

  2. Thanks Patricia! Hope you'll return for 2012-2013. We're already compiling titles!