Everyone in the Children’s Department is getting ready for the big Newbery announcement on January 28. The Newbery is given to the most distinguished book written for kids in a given year. We’ve been reading a lot of books that are getting a lot of buzz to win the Medal. The Children's Department met yesterday to discuss our favorites:
- Starry River of the Sky 
- Summer of the Gypsy Moths 
- Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon  [The nonfiction book is the one we librarians think should win the Newbery!]
- Splendors and Glooms 
What do you think the best book of 2012 was?