2018 Mock Election Results

Logo: ALA Youth Media AwardsEvery year, as we approach the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the annual Youth Media Award announcements, libraries and schools around the United States offer Mock Election programs. These are a great opportunity for children’s literature aficionados to learn more about some of the great, recently published books for kids. Below, you will find some of the results from mock elections around the country.

On Monday, February 12, at 8:00am, at the American Library Associations Midwinter Meetings held in Denver, Colorado, the winners of the 2018 Youth Media Awards will be announced.

Mock Caldecott Results, Mock Newbery Results, Mock Coretta Scott King Results, Mock Geisel Results, Mock Printz Results, Mock Sibert Results, Mock Pura Belprè Results

To add your results to this page, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. (Results from 2016 mock elections and last year’s mock elections are also available.)

 

Mock Caldecott Results

(For information about the Caldecott Award, visit the Caldecott Medal homepage.)


The staff at Cuyahoga County Public Library in Parma, Ohio got snowed out of our planned discussion/voting meeting on Friday, January 12. Instead, we did an online ranking vote using Survey Monkey. The 16 participants would have gone on to additional ballots if voting in person but with the online vote we simply went with the top vote winning and honor titles that were the next closest in votes.

Mock Caldecott Winner: After the Fall, illustrated and written by Dan Santat.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Out of Wonder – Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Ekua Holmes and by Kwame Alexander.

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken.

For more information about this program, contact Mary Schreiber at mschreiber@cuyahogalibrary.org.

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Cover image of Her Right FootSeventy-five Youth Services Librarians from the Bergen Cooperative Library System in New Jersey met to participate in the BCCLS Youth Services Committee Annual Mock Awards voting on Caldecott, Newbery and Printz contenders. The Mock Caldecott winners they selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Her Right Foot, art by Shawn Harris, written by Dave Eggers.

Mock Caldecott Honor Book: Little Fox in the Forest illustrated and written by Stephanie Graegin.

A Perfect Day, illustrated and written by Lane Smith.

For more information about this program, contact Amy Sears at amy.sears@teaneck.bccls.org.

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Cover image of Grand CanyonOn January 16th, a group of fourteen children’s librarians from the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana held a “Mini” Mock Caldecott. Looking at and discussing a very small selection of 2017 titles, the group selected the following winner and Honor Book:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Grand Canyon illustrated and written by Jason Chin.

Mock Caldecott Honor Book: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, illustrated by Gordon C. James and written by Derrick Barnes.

For more information about this program, contact Dawn Stoops at dstoops@acpl.info.

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Cover image of Little Fox in the ForestOn January 9th, 28 people gathered at the Queens Library in Queens, New York for a Mock Caldecott discussion and election. They selected the following winners:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Little Fox in the Forest illustrated and written by Stephanie Graegin.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Blue Sky White Stars illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Sarvinder Naberhaus.

Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin, illustrated by Evan Turk.

For more information about this program, contact Christine Scheper at christine.scheper@queenslibrary.org.

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Forty-one people gathered on January 9th at the Chicago Public Library for Mock Caldecott discussion and election; they have been holding mock discussions for 65 years. This year they selected the following mock winner and honor books:

Cover picture of After the Fall by Dan SantatMock Caldecott Winner: After the Fall, illustrated and written by Dan Santat.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books:  Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin, illustrated by Evan Turk.

Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell.

For more information about this program, contact Liv Hanson at ehanson1@chipublib.org.

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The San Francisco Public Library hosts an annual Mock, most often Caldecott.  There are two groups comprised of SFPL Youth Librarians and Teacher Librarians from SF Unified School District.  For the first time in many years, both groups awarded the same title (Windows) as the Caldecott Award.  One group had one honor: Grand Canyon. The other group had two honors: Grand Canyon and A Greyhound, A Groundhog.  Carla Kozak organizes this fantastic professional development experience designed to replicate a modified Caldecott activity. Ten well-reviewed books are selected that represent an array of genres and artistic methods. They may or may not reflect SFPL librarians’ favorite illustrated books for children.. Here is the list we discussed:

  • Accident, by Andrea Tsurumi
  • Blue Sky, White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus, illus. by Kadir Nelson
  • Danza! Amalia Hernandez and El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Dazzle Ships, by Chris Barton, illus. by Victo Ngai
  • Grand Canyon, by Jason Chin
  • A Greyhound, a Groundhog, by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Chris Appelhans
  • Mighty Moby, by Barbara DaCosta, illus. by Ed Young
  • Niko Draws a Feeling, by Bob Raszka, illus. by Simone Shin
  • Robinson, by Peter Sis
  • Windows, by Julia Denos, illus. by E.B. Goodale

Mock Caldecott Winner: Windows, illustrated by E.B. Goodale and written by Julia Denos.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books:  Grand Canyon, illustrated and written by Jason Chin.

A Greyhound, a Groundhog, illustrated by Chris Appelhans and written by Emily Jenkins,.

For more information about this program, contact Carla Kozak at Carla.Kozak@sfpl.org.

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On January 9th, 80 students at Northern Hills Elemementary in Onalaska, Wisconsin participated in a Mock Caldecott program, selecting the following winner and Honor books:

Cover illustration of ClaymatesMock Caldecott Winner:  Claymates, illustrated by Lauren Eldridge and written  by Devorah Petty.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Creepy Pair of Underwear, illustrated by Peter Brown and written by Aaron Reynolds.

Nope, illustrated and written by Drew Sheneman.

La La La, illustrated by Jaime Kim and written by Kate DiCamillo.

After the Fall, illustrated and written by Dan Santat.

For more information about this program, contact Crystal Brunelle at brucr@onalaskaschools.com.

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Mock Caldecott discussion

On December 4th, 43 librarians discussed twenty titles as part of the Nassau Library System Mock Caldecott Meeting in Uniondale, New York. After discussing and and debating for three hours, they decided on a winner and two honor titles.

Cover image of Blue Sky White StarsMock Caldecott Winner: Blue Sky White Stars illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Sarvinder Naberhaus.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell.

The Antlered Ship, illustrated by Terry Fan & Eric Fan and written By Dashka Slater.

For more information about this program,contact Renee McGrath at renee@nassaulibrary.org.

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First through fifth graders met at the Evanston Public Library in Evanston, Illinois to discuss once a month for three months (September, October, November). There were 5 books discussed at each meeting. The children voted and the top 3 from each meeting went to a Voting Party in December. The kids then refamiliarized themselves with the 9 contenders and voted. On December 13th, 19 kids selected the following winners:

Cover image of Mock Caldecott winner, Wolf in the SnowMock Caldecott Winner: Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Accident! illustrated and written by Andrea Tsurmuni.

After the Fall, illustrated and written by Dan Santat.

Big Cat, Little Cat, illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper.

The Ring Bearer, illustrated and written by Floyd Cooper.

For more information about this program, contact Brian Wilson at bwilson@cityofevanston.org.

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Cover image of book, Jabari JumpsThe Dayton Metro Library in Dayton, Ohio held a Mock Caldecott on December 13, 2017.  The 36 people participating selected the following winners:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Jabari Jumps, illustrated and written by Gaia Cornwall.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books:  A Perfect Day, illustrated and written by Lane Smith.

Big Cat, Little Cat, illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper.

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, illustrated by Adam Rex and written by Drew Daywalt.

For more information about this program, contact Erin Wen at ewen@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

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Cover image of The Legend of Rock, Paper, ScissorsThe Wilmington Stroop Branch Library in Kettering, Ohio offered an evening program called Predicting the Caldecott Medal Winner for 2018 on December 12th as a family event. With 27 participants, both children and parents voted after looking through 20 highly reviewed picture books of the past year.  Everyone had a blast looking at all of the wonderful art and watching the votes be tallied after the last round of voting!

The results are:

Mock Caldecott Winner: The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, illustrated by Adam Rex and written by Drew Daywalt.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Big Cat, Little Cat, illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper.

For more information about this program, contact Melissa Sokol at msokol@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

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Cover picture of After the Fall by Dan SantatThe Ada Community Libraries in Boise, Idaho offered a Mock Caldecott Tea on December 15th which was attended by 30 public library and school library staff. Browsing a total of 146 books, and concentrating their focus on 16 titles that had been generating the most buzz, participants enjoyed a wonderful time nibbling cookies, sipping tea, and discussing picture books.

The results are:

Mock Caldecott Winner: After the Fall, illustrated and written by Dan Santat.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Little Fox in the Forest, illustrated and written by Stephanie Graegin.

This House, Once, illustrated and written by Deborah Freedman.

For more information about this program, contact Julie Patricia at jpatricia@adalib.org.

 


Mock Newbery Results

(For information about the Newbery Award, visit the Newbery Medal homepage.)


Cover image of Ethan I Was BeforeSeventy-five Youth Services Librarians from the Bergen Cooperative Library System in New Jersey met to participate in the BCCLS Youth Services Committee Annual Mock Awards voting on Caldecott, Newbery and Printz contenders. The Mock Newbery winners they selected were:

Mock Newbery Winner: The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish.

Mock Newbery Honor Book: Refugee by Alan Gratz.

Real Friends by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

For more information about this program, contact Amy Sears at amy.sears@teaneck.bccls.org.

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Cover image of Beyond the Bright SeaOn January 12th, students at the Hamlin School in San Francisco, CA worked with a curated list of titles. Forty-four students read the books, and after discussing, debating, and voting they arrived at a winner. This year’s Mock Newbery winner and Honor Books are:

Mock Newbery Winner:  Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder.

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate.

Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar.

Forget Me Not by Elliah Terry.

For more information about this program, contact Debra Cardone at cardone@hamlin.org.

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Cover image of First Rule of PunkForty-one people gathered on January 9th at the Chicago Public Library for a Mock Newbery discussion and election; they have been holding mock discussions for 65 years. This year they selected the following mock winner and honor book:

Mock Newbery Winner: First Rule of Punk by Celia Pérez

Mock Newbery Honor Book: Isaac the Alchemist by Mary Losure.

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder.

For more information about this program, contact Liv Hanson at ehanson1@chipublib.org.

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Cover image of Forever or a Long Long TimeThe Dayton Metro Library in Dayton, Ohio held a Mock Newbery on December 14, 2017.  The 36 people participating selected the following winner:

Mock Newbery Winner: Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter.

For more information about this program, contact Erin Wen at ewen@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

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Mock Coretta Scott King Results

(For information about the Coretta Scott King Awards, visit The Coretta Scott King Book Awards homepage.)


Cover image of PRincess and the PeasSixty-four students at Northern Hills Elementary in Onalaska, Wisconsin voted on these books as part of a Mock Coretta Scott King program, paying attention to the text; the winner and honors are for the author in this vote.

Mock Coretta Scott King Winner: Princess and the Peas written and illustrated by Rachel Himes

Mock Coretta Scott King Honor Books: Before She Was Harriet, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James E. Ransome

In Your Hands by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, illustrated by Gordon C. James and written by Derrick Barnes.

For more information about this program, contact Crystal Brunelle at brucr@onalaskaschools.com.

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Forty-one people gathered on January 9th at the Chicago Public Library for a Mock Coretta Scott King discussion and election; they have been holding mock discussions for 65 years. This year they selected the following mock winner and honor book:

Cover image of Hey Black ChildMock Coretta Scott King Winner: Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Mock Coretta Scott King Honor Books: Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James Ransome.

In Your Hands by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

For more information about this program, contact Liv Hanson at ehanson1@chipublib.org.

 

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Mock Geisel Results

(For information about the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, visit the Geisel Awards homepage.)


Library staff at the Sacramento Public Library met on January 12th as 4 smaller groups to more effectively mimic the experience of serving on the actual committee. After balloting in these small groups the 38 participants shared their results, and the overall winner and honors are based on the overlap.

Book cover of I See a CatMock Geisel Winner: I See a Cat, written and illustrated by Paul Meisel.

Mock Geisel Honor Books: Pig, A Fox, and Stinky Socks, by Jonathan Fenske.

Charlie & Mouse, written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Emily Hughes.

I Like the Farm by Shelley Rotner.

For more information about this program, contact Amanda Foulk at afoulk@saclibrary.org.

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Mock Printz Results

(For information about the Printz Award, visit the Printz Award homepage.)


Cover image of Jane, UnlimitedOn January 16th, 23 Teen Services librarians met to discuss Mock Printz, Mock Morris, Mock Nonfiction and Mock Eisner Award titles at the Harold Washington Library Center of the Chicago Public Library. The selected the following Mock Printz winner and Honor Books:

Mock Printz Winner: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore.

Mock Printz Honor Book: Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali.

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold

For more information about this program, contact Amy Duffy at aduffy@chipublib.org.

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Cover image of Hate U GiveSeventy-five Youth Services Librarians from the Bergen Cooperative Library System in New Jersey met to participate in the BCCLS Youth Services Committee Annual Mock Awards voting on Caldecott, Newbery and Printz contenders. The Mock Printz winners they selected were:

Mock Printz Winner: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Mock Printz Honor Book: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Alex Puvilland.

For more information about this program, contact Amy Sears at amy.sears@teaneck.bccls.org.

 


Mock Sibert Results

(For information about the Sibert Award, visit the Sibert Award homepage.)


 

On January 9th, 68 students at Northern Hills Elemementary in Onalaska, Wisconsin participated in a Mock Sibert program, selecting the following winner and Honor books:

Cover image of Sergeant RecklessMock Sibert Winner: Sergeant Reckless : The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero written by Patricia McCormick and illustrated by Iacopo Bruno.

Mock Sibert Honor Books: Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark and illustrated by Katy Wu.

Silent Days, Silent Dreams, written and illustrated by Allen Say.

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist, written by Cynthia Levinson and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton.

Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal and illustrated by Laura Freeman.

For more information about this program, contact Crystal Brunelle at brucr@onalaskaschools.com.


Mock Pura Belpré Award

(For information about the Pura Belpré  Award, visit the Belpré Awards homepage.)


Cover image for Lucia the LunchadoraOn January 16th, 84 students at Northern Hills Elemementary in Onalaska, Wisconsin participated in Mock Pura Belpré program, selecting the following winner and Honor books:

Mock Pura Belpré Winner: Lucía the Luchadora written by Cynthia Leonor Garza and illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez.

Mock Pura Belpré Honor Books:  Danza! Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de Mexico by Duncan Tonatiuh.

All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Mike Curato.

For more information about this program, contact Crystal Brunelle at brucr@onalaskaschools.com.

Cover image of Bravo!Forty-one people gathered on January 9th at the Chicago Public Library for a Mock Pura Belpré discussion and election; they have been holding mock discussions for 65 years. This year they selected the following mock winner and honor book:

Mock Pura Belpré Winner: Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle, illustrations by Rafael López/

Mock Pura Belpré Honor Books: The One Day House by Julia Durango, illustrated by Biance Diaz,

La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.

For more information about this program, contact Liv Hanson at ehanson1@chipublib.org.


 

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