- we were reading a small group of books from 2015
- we did not include the fall published books since our list came out in late August (not everyone read consumes books at the same rate)
- some read and some did not so they did not vote
- some voted but really did not look at the criteria for the award
As you can see a small group of local readers is just that a small group of local readers. We are not an award committee. We are the retired librarians, teachers, grandmas and anyone who just likes reading children’s books. At times we have a wonderful discussion and other times the response can be “I just don’t like it.”
What is wonderful is that they/we are all readers! This group of mainly older people – who are reading, asking questions about books and thinking about how children might view these stories. This group is reflecting on the changes we see in books today and what makes those changes. This group is wondering about what books will become classics for this generation of children.
I personally think is it wonderful when people read, wonder and talk about the world we live in. We all change in some small way when we read and share.
So here is what we read and who won:
- Audacity – our winner
- Saint Anything
Newbery Award – this was a very close vote for all three
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!
The real awards will be announced on January 11!
I can’t wait to see what the actual committees are thinking!