The Puppy Award

Boys in grades IV-VIII were given a book awards challenge by the library.
They were tasked with reading books nominated for the 2024 Newbery Award which honors the best children's book of the year. Boys who read the required number of books were invited to a special lunch in the library which was no ordinary pizza party. Just as the Newbery selection committee does, the boys thoughtfully discussed the merits of their favorite books and then voted on a winner. The winning books won the St. Bernard's "Puppy Award." 

2024 Puppy Award Winners
Winner:  The Labors of Hercules Beal by Gary D. Schmidt    
Winner:  Mexikid by Pedro Martín 
Honor:  Impossible Escape by Steve Sheinkin (Classes VI & VII)
Honor:  Wrecker by Carl Hiaasen
Honor:  Stateless by Elizabeth Wein
Honor:  The Mona Lisa Vanishes by Nicholas Day
Honor:  A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

Many thanks to our librarians for organizing this year's book challenge!