A three hour car ride was worth it! The ACPL is HUGE… We were a little bit early so I got to explore. Their children’s section alone is twice the size of the Zionsville Library. When it was time to start I was thrilled by the packet. It was a small group (two kids and two adults). To start we talked about the history of the Newbery and then we talked about each book. After we covered all the books we voted on a ballot for our top and second place. On the very first ballot Eric and I voted the exact same. So, our Mock Newberry is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and our honor book is Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin.
As a major bonus we got to look through the Advance Reader Copies of books the library had received and I got to take home a PILE of books (they are extra cool because they have some difference to what actually ends up getting published). This was great fun and I would highly recommend it to any kid who likes to read!