A book that I loved but didn’t think it had a chance, Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo was awarded the Newbery Medal. I couldn’t resist a superhero squirrel who writes poetry and I guess, neither could the committee.
The Honors went to Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
and Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Congratulations! I have some reading to do! The Year of Billy Miller is terrific.