Our ten chosen titles were The Best Man by Richard Peck, Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm, Ghost by Jason Reynolds, The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz, Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee, Moo by Sharon Creech, Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, and Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. Quite a lineup!
Our winner is the timeless and touching Pax by Sara Pennypacker! Pax dominated with 41 overall points as well as the majority of first-place votes. Our two honor books were The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk, with 36 and 32 points respectively. Congrats to our winners and our mock committee, and thank you all for dedicating your time and effort to this year's discussion! See you again in 2018!