The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” This award is to children’s literature what the Oscar is to the Academy Awards. Some popular Newbery award-winning titles include “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill, “The Giver” by Lois Lowry and “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman.
About our Mock Newbery Program:
Throughout the fall, we are inviting youth in grades 4-8 to join us twice per month to discuss this year’s potential Newbery finalists. This is the sixth year that the library has offered this unique book club opportunity and we hope that you will consider signing up.
How to get involved:
Sessions will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library on the following Wednesdays: September 13 and 27, October 11 and 25, November 15 and 29, and December 13 and 20. To register, please call (573) 443-3161.
Wondering what books we’ll be discussing this year? See the list below!