I am an ALSC Youth Media Awards geek. I love being in the audience as the winners are announced for the Caldecott, the Newbery, the Geisel….. ALL the winners. Almost as much as I enjoy the actual announcements themselves, I love the build-up around the country as schools, libraries and book groups hold Mock Elections, discussing the best children’s books published in the last year and arriving at their own Mock YMA results.
And isn’t it fun to see what others have selected as you wait for the official announcements which will be made at the ALA Midwinter Conference in January?
Again this year, the ALSC Blog will be compiling winners of Mock Elections from around the country. Check it out here. We hope to see these lists grow extensively in the coming months. You can also find this tab at the top of the page of the ALSC Blog.
If your school or library is offering a Mock Election program for students, staff, or patrons, we’d love to add the results to the list! We will be compiling results from this year’s
- Mock Caldecott discussions
- Mock Coretta Scott King discussions
- Mock Geisel discussions
- Mock Newbery discussions
- Mock Printz discussions
- Mock Schneider Family discussions
- Mock Sibert discussions
- Mock Stonewall discussions
Way down at the bottom of the page is a form which can be used to report your group’s Mock Election results. Host your program and submit your results. All of us are waiting to see what won at your Mock Election discussions!