This past meeting was again great. I enjoy these kids so much. We compared several different types of styles in writing, as well as characters, setting, and the rest of the Newbery criteria. I’ve never been a fly on the wall in the “real” committee discussions, but they can’t top these. We are continuing to read through the summer with the goal to come up with the most distinguished writing this year. Please feel free to let us know which titles we have missed so far.