As I read books this year, I’ll post when I think a book is a Newbery contender. I already knew Pax by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Jon Klassen was a contender before I started it. It’s getting lots of buzz from those that love children’s literature. I’m often skeptical children will like the books adults are talking about. In this case, I’m wrong. I haven’t read any of it with ML; but I know she’s going to love it. The only person I know who will love it more is her animal-crazy friend SJ.
SJ’s family participated in our Mock Newbery last year. I feel certain they will again this year. Who else wants to join the fun?