I’ve sort of hit the wall with my reading, but my girls and I did enjoy one Newbery honor book from the 1960s together this month as a read aloud. We read and greatly enjoyed The Noonday Friends by Mary Stolz. My complete thoughts (er, incomplete thoughts? semi-complete thoughts?) are here. I thought this was a book I remembered from childhood, but nothing about it seemed familiar after we read it, so perhaps I was remembering something else. I noted in my review how this book was just chock-full of emotion and the deep places of familial and friend relations. This was the first of the books I’ve read for the Newbery Through the Decades challenge that was this way, so perhaps this was something new for the 1960s. That’s my unprofessional explanation, anyway. 🙂
I had grand intentions to read more, but it didn’t happen. Maybe next month! 🙂 Share links to your reviews in the comments, and be sure to come back tomorrow for the start of the June Newbery party!