Newbery Challenge: The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Was it worth driving 560 miles (round trip) to shoot a Newbery Challenge video with Colby Sharp? Absolutely! It is way more fun when we chat about the books in person. Thanks, Colby!

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

OK, this is a scary image. (For the record, a friend put the "I Love My Cat" magnet on my car as a joke.)

Travis is a man with a plan: TO GIVE EVERY NEWBERY MEDAL-WINNING BOOK A NEW COVER. He designed the cover on the right.

Nancy Harrow turned The Cat Who Went to Heaven into a children's jazz puppet show.

Borrow The Cat Who Went to Heaven from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.


  1. Loved the video, especially Colby's reaction when you asked what he liked about the book. You two crack me up. :)

  2. @Katherine - That was my favorite part. It's fun filming the videos together.

  3. Hmm...the combination of cats and an ending where something just drops dead makes this seem like a book I really wouldn't like. Still waiting for a nerdbery I can join in on...

    Fun video!

  4. Love the video from both of you! It was great! We loved Boy + Bot, but hadn't heard about Laurel's new book. Thanks for the heads up! I'll have to run out and pick it up. :o)


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