We love books around here! It borders on obsession. This year I got to be part of the Utah Mock Newbery - thanks for the invite Danyelle. It was an amazing morning to discuss books with an educated and passionate group of women. You can read the organizer's summary in the comments (scroll down to DaNae) HERE. The results were (since it's hard to read on my grainy phone photo) after only one vote: The Thing About Luck for the medalist, and Counting by 7s and If You Want to See a Whale for honors.
press release of the awards to share with their classes. I was thrilled that the Newbery winner is young enough that all the girls can follow along. The excitement was so much that I'm now reading Flora and Ulysses aloud to everyone and we are laughing and enjoying ourselves greatly!