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The 10th Annual OPLbery Awards go to…

Jan 14, 2020 | Children's Room

On January 10, 2020, the members of the OPLbery Club chose what they consider to be the best books for kids published in 2019.

The OPLbery Club is a mock Newbery Club, and this is our 10th annual award. Club member have been meeting since May 2019. They’ve read a total of 31 books, and met monthly to discuss what they’ve read.

The final six on the shortlist were:

When the votes were tallied, the winner was almost unanimous:

Two honor book were also chosen:

Here are some comments from some of the club members:

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise:
“I loved the action, characters, and backgrounds.” (Sofia)
“I liked the twists and turns.” (Xander)
“I liked how the characters all fit in with the storyline.” (Celia)
“I really felt like I knew the main character.” (Amanda)
“My favorite part was when she was driving.” (Jason)
“It was funny and had a good amount of action.” (Max)

Planet Earth is Blue:
“I could really relate to the main character.” (Max)
“It was really sad when the Challenger exploded.” (Amanda)
“I liked the conflicts and the end.” (Sofia)

Pay Attention, Carter  Jones:
“It was informational and entertaining.” (Amanda)
“It was interesting and not predictable.” (Celia)
“It had a good storyline.” (Jonathan)

Click here to see all the books the OPLbery Club read this year.