Awards season is coming! While some may care most about the Oscars or the Super Bowl or the Westminster Dog Show, I am all about the Newbery, the award every children's author dreams of winning. It's difficult to predict the winner, but fun to try. We even pick our own local winner -- we call it KCLS Mock Newbery.
Here are the six excellent books we've chosen for this year's KCLS Mock Newbery ballot. You are invited to read along, discuss the books, and vote online for your pick (voting opens in January).
The real, official Newbery Medal winner will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the ALA Youth Media Awards which will take place close to home this year at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle as part of the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference.