2019 Mock Election Results

Youth Media Awards logo for use with Mock Elections 2019 pageEvery year, as we approach the ALA Midwinter Meetings 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, Jan. 28, 2019 at 8 a.m. PT, at the American Library Associations Midwinter Meetings held in Seattle, Washington, the winners of the 2019 Youth Media Awards will be announced. Fans can follow 2019 results in real-time via live webcast, sponsored by Baker and Taylor, a Follett Company, or follow hashtag #alayma.”

Use these links to jump quickly to the results of the Mock Award in which you are most interested.

To add your mock election results to this page, please use this form. (Results from 2016 mock elections , the 2017 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.)


Cover image of Ocean Meets SkyIn an annual event held this year on January 16, and sponsored by Westchester Library System, Westchester Library Association, and Southern Westchester BOCES, fourteen people participated in a Mock Caldecott discussion and election. It is organized by the YA Book Buzz book club. (There were also discussions held on the same evening regarding the Printz and the Newbery.) The winners they selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Ocean Meets Sky, illustrated and written by Terry Fan and Eric Fan.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

Alma and How She Got Her Name, illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal.

Blue, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

Mock Caldecott discussion organized by YA Book Buzz book
Mock Caldecott discussion organized by YA Book Buzz book

For more information about this program, contact YA Book Buzz at yabookbuzz@wlsmail.org.

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Cover image of Hello LighthouseThis School Library System Mock Caldecott event at the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System in Goshen, NY was attended by 11 participants from 4 school districts on January 17th. The winners selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Ocean Meets Sky, illustrated and written by Terry Fan and Eric Fan.

For more information about this program, contact Diana Wendell at diana.wendell@ouboces.org.

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Cover image of Drawn TogetherTwenty-two people met at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s Central location on Thursday, January 17, for an annual Mock Caldecott discussion. While most of the participants were EVPL Youth Experience staff, they were joined by others who are interested in children’s literature, including local author/illustrator Kristi Valiant. The winners they selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Found illustrated by Larry Day and written by Jeff Newman.

Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

The Rough Patch, illustrated and written by Brian Lies.

Participants in the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Mock Caldecott group
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Mock Caldecott group

For more information about this program, please contact Cheryl Soper at cheryls@evpl.org.

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Cover image of Drawn TogetherStudents at the Latin School in Chicago, Illinois read 5 outstanding picture books, reviewed the award criteria and voted. Drawn Together won with 37 of our 63 2nd graders choosing it!

Mock Caldecott Winner: Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

For  more information about this program, contact Sheri Snopek at ssnopek@latinschool.org.

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Cover image of Ocean Meets SkyAt the Evanston Public Library, in Evanston, Illinois, the Caldecott Club meets 4 times: the second Thursdays of October, November, December, and January. At the first three meetings the participants look at the art in five current picture books. They vote. The top 3 books go to the Caldecott Club Voting Party in January. At the voting party the kids look at the art in the 9 books; there is trivia about the 9 books, prizes are handed out to each child (this year: Wolf in the Snow bookmarks from ALA, Caldecott bookmarks, gift certificates to the new independent children’s book store in Evanston, Booked), and they vote for an ultimate winner. The winners selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Ocean Meets Sky, illustrated and written by Terry Fan and Eric Fan.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Blue, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

A House That Once Was, illustrated by Lane Smith and written by Julie Fogliano.

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

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Cover image of The Rabbit ListenedThe 3rd annual Mock Caldecott program was held at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Illinois on January 14th. Twenty-five people participated. The winners they selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: The Rabbit Listened illustrated and written by Cori Doerrfeld.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

Ocean Meets Sky, illustrated and written by Terry Fan and Eric Fan.

Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Two readers at the Gail Borden Public Library Mock Caldecott

For more information about this program, contact Katie Clausen at kclausen@gailborden.info.

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Cover image of Julian is a MermaidThe Youth Services Committee of BCCLS (78 Libraries in Bergen County NJ) held annual Mock Awards Programs on January 11, 2019 with 35 Youth Services Librarians from the consortium discussing and voting on Mock Caldecott, Newbery and Printz Winners. The winners selected in the Mock Caldecott were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

The Day You Begin, illustrated by Rafael López and written by Jacqueline Woodson.

Alma and How She Got Her Name, illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal.

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

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Cover image of Thank You, OmuThe Mock Newbery election at Takoma Park Maryland Library was the culmination of a year of reading and discussion of 2019 Caldecott possibilities in the Caldecott Club. Meeting monthly on a Monday evening, both kids and adults were welcome. The general outline was to read 4 books (using a document camera, projector and screen so everyone can really see the illustrations), discuss each one according to our “kid-free” version of the Caldecott criteria, and then vote on our favorite book of the evening. That book then became one of our finalists. At the final event, held on January 7, each finalist was re-read by the 25 participants before a final vote was held. The winners were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Thank You, Omu illustrated and written by Oge More.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse, illustrated by Corinna Luyken and written by Marcy Campbell.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star, illustrated and written by Grace Lin.

Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

For more information about this program, contact Karen MacPherson at karen.macpherson@gmail.com.

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Cover of Dreamers by Yuri MoralesSome changes were made in the 5th annual Mock Caldecott for Adults at the Takoma Park Maryland Library. For the first time, they selected a group of 20 semi-finalists, and asked potential Mock participants to vote for 10. That process allowed a list of 10 finalists. By narrowing down the number of books discussed, there was a much richer and fuller discussion in the allotted 3 hours. Twenty people participated in the program which was held on January 13th. The winners selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books:  Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall.

Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

Participants in the Mock Caldecott for Adults
Mock Caldecott for Adults participants

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SCover image of Drawn Togetherix people in the Northern Illinois Librarians Networking Group participated in a Mock Caldecott discussion and election on January 13th. The winners they selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books:  A Big Mooncake for Little Star, illustrated and written by Grace Lin.

Hey, Kiddo illustrated and writtenby Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

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Cover image of Julian is a MermaidThe Oregon Library Association‘s Children’s Services Division hosted a Mock Caldecott program on Saturday, January 12th; 32 people attended. The winners selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books:  A Big Mooncake for Little Star, illustrated and written by Grace Lin.

Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

For more information about this program, please contact Taylor Worley at tworley@springfield-or.gov.

The regon Library Association's Children's Services Division ponders Mock Caldecotts
Intense Mock Caldecott thinking from the Oregon Library Association’s Children’s Services Division

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Cover image of Drawn TogetherOn January 12,  a snowy Saturday morning in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Allen County Public Library hosted their annual Mock Caldecott program. Twenty-one people gathered to discuss and choose the mock winners. The winners selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: I Am a Cat by Galia Bernstein.

Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

For more information about this program, contact Teresa Walls at twalls@acpl.info.

ACPL Mock Caldecott participants

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Cover image of Ocean Meets SkyThe Springfield Greene County Library in Springfield, Missouri hosted their  7th annual Mock Caldecott on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Eight avid picture book fans braved the cold and possible ice to discuss their favorite picture books. Three honor titles were chosen as well as the Mock Winner, The Ocean Meets Sky by the Fan brothers.

Mock Caldecott Winner: Ocean Meets Sky, illustrated and written by Terry Fan and Eric Fan.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall.

Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

For more information about this program, contact Sarah Bean Thompson at sarahbean@thelibrary.org.

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Cover image of LoveOn January 8th, 10 people participated in a Mock Caldecott program hosted by the Sullivan County BOCES School Library System in Liberty, New York. (Sullivan County BOCES School Library System is a consortium of eight school district libraries in the Southern Catskill mountains of New York State.) The winners they selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Love, illustrated by Loren Long and written by Matt de la Peña.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall.

Blue, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

The Rough Patch, illustrated and written by Brian Lies.

Night Job, illustrated by G. Brian Karas and written by Karen Hesse.

For more information about this program, contact Lynn Miller at lynn.miller@scboces.org.

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Cover image of Julian is a MermaidOn January 9, 2019, thirty members of the Brooklyn Public Library Children’s Book Showcase Committee presented a list of possible contenders to the Mock Caldecott discussion group of 30 people. The winners selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books:  A Big Mooncake for Little Star, illustrated and written by Grace Lin.

Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

BPL Mock Caldecott presenters
BPL Mock Caldecott presenters Kimberly Grad, Polina Mitenko, Ben Perry, Kathy Gerber, Emily Heath, Rachel Weiss, Stefanie Sinn and Bean Amerika

For more information about this program, contact Kimberly Grad at kgrad@bklynlibrary.org.

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Cover image of Drawn TogetherOn January 8th, eighteen people gathered at the Chicago Public Library in Chicago, Illinois for a Mock Caldecott discussion and election.

Mock Caldecott Winner: Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall.

Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

For more information about this program, contact Shilo Jefferson at shalfen@chipublib.org.

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Cover image of Julian is a MermaidThe Dayton Metro Library, in Dayton, Ohio offered a day long program at their Main Library on December 14, 2018 that was open to the public. Twenty-four children and adults looked through about 50 well reviewed picture books and voted for their top three books. The library also provided an array of art supplies including colored pencils, tempera, watercolors, gouache, pastels, and magazines for making collages; families had a chance to try out a variety of art supplies and try to imitate the art seen in the picture books. The art supplies were certainly the part that got most kids and families to come into the program, but everyone also enjoyed looking at the books and discussing their favorites. The winners selected were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise, illustrated and written by David Ezra Stein.

A Parade of Elephants, illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes.

Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko and written by Irene Latham & Charles Waters.

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

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Cover image of Julian is a MermaidThe Colorado Book Evaluation Discussion Group in Denver, Colorado read, nominated, and discussed throughout the year. Voting took place at the final meeting on January 6, with nine people voting. The final results were:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Julián is a Mermaid, illustrated and written by Jessica Love.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall.

Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse, illustrated by Corinna Luyken and written by Marcy Campbell.

Participants in the CBE Mock Batchelder Book Discussion Group
The CBE Book Discussion Group

 

 

 

For more information about this program, contact Carol Edwards at edwarc48@gmail.com.

 

 

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On December 19, 2018, the Suffolk Cooperative Library System in Bellport, New York hosted a Mock Caldecott discussion and election. Their Mock Caldecott list is built from recommendations from librarians around the county. To make the list, there must be at least 20 copies of the title held in the county so all participants have a chance to read the books. SCLS youth services staff then finalize the list. The Mock Caldecott attendees had an in-depth discussion over the course of an hour and a half. The winner was chosen with only one round of voting, winning with a healthy margin of votes! Our honor winners were the next three highest scoring titles and were selected by a show of hands.

Participats in the SCLS Mock Caldecott 2019

Cover image of Drawn TogetherHere are the winning titles:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat and written by Minh Lê.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall.

Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love.

Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

For more information about this program, contact Darla Salva Cruz at darla@suffolknet.org.

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Cover image of Dreamers by Yuyi MoralesThe iSchool, UBC Children’s Lit Class, in Vancouver, Canada offered a Mock Caldecott program on November 19th. Thirteen people participated and decided on the following winners:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

Mock Caldecott Honor Books: Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall.

Island Born, illustrated by Leo Espinosa and written by Junot Díaz.

The Prince and the Dressmaker, illustrated and written by Jen Wang.

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Mock Newbery Results

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


Cover image of Journey of Little CharlieIn an annual event held this year on January 16, and sponsored by Westchester Library System, Westchester Library Association, and Southern Westchester BOCES, seven people participated in a Mock Newbery discussion and election. It is organized by the YA Book Buzz book club. (There were also discussions held on the same evening regarding the Printz and Caldecott.) The winners they selected were:

Mock Newbery Winner: The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman.

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.

Mock Newbery discussion organized by YA Book Buzz book group
Mock Newbery discussion organized by YA Book Buzz book group

For more information about this program, contact YA Book Buzz at yabookbuzz@wlsmail.org.

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Cover image of The Night DiaryThis School Library System Mock Newbery event at the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System in Goshen, NY was attended by 25 participants from 11 school districts, as well as 2 people from the local public library system on January 17th. The winners selected were:

Mock Newbery Winner: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman.

For more information about this program, contact Diana Wendell at diana.wendell@ouboces.org.

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Cover image of The Truth as Told by Mason ButtleThe Newbery Club of Northport-East Northport Public Library in Northport, New York meets monthly; members are children grades 4-7. On January 15th, they met to determine their winners. The winners selected were:

Mock Newbery Winner: The Truth as Told By Mason Buttle, written by Leslie Connor.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.

Checked by Cynthia Kadohata.

For more information, contact Lisa Herskowitz at lisa.herskowitz@nenpl.org.

 

 

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Cover image of Front DeskIn the 9th annual mock Newbery Club at the Ossining Public Library in Ossining, New York, kids in grades 4 and up read a total of about 30 books since May 2018. On January 11, they voted and selected the following winners:

Mock Newbery Winner: Front Desk by Kelly Yang.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.

Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz.

For more information about this program, contact Debbie Fletcher at dfletcher@wlsmail.org.

 

 

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Cover image of Front DeskThe Youth Services Committee of BCCLS in Northeastern, NJ (Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and Essex Counties) hosted its annual Mock Awards Program bringing together youth librarians from across the consortium to discuss and vote on their favorites on January 11th. Forty people participated. The winners selected were:

Mock Newbery Winner: Front Desk by Kelly Yang.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson.

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

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Cover image of Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the WorldOn January 12, on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Allen County Public Library hosted their annual Mock Newbery program. Twenty-four people gathered to discuss and choose the mock winners. The winners selected were:

Mock Newbery Winner: Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard.

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead.

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes.

For more information about this program, contact Mary Voors at mvoors@acpl.info.

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Cover image of Small SpacesFrom October through December, 40 middle school students in Lincoln Hall‘s Gifted and Talented Education program in Lincolnwood, Illinois participated in a Mock Newbery unit. They began their unit with a presentation from a former Newbery committee member who shared booktalks of eligible books and insights about the award selection process. The students then selected books to read based on Anderson’s Bookshop’s list. Using the Newbery criteria, they submitted formal nominations, as well as NOTminations for books they didn’t want to be considered for the award. They participated in a rigorous discussion of the books that had been nominated and selected their winners on December 21st. The winners were:

Mock Newbery Winner: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol.

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead.

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier.

For more information about this program, contact Leanne Ellis at lellis@sd74.org.

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Cover image of The Truth as Told by Mason ButtleOn January 8th, 22 people participated in a Mock Newbery program hosted by the Sullivan County BOCES School Library System in Liberty, New York. The winners they selected were:

Mock Newbery Winner: The Truth as Told By Mason Buttle, written by Leslie Connor.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome.

For more information about this program, contact Lynn Miller at lynn.miller@scboces.org.

 

 

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Cover image of The Night DiaryThe Chicago Public Library offered their 66th annual Mock Newbery discussion on January 7, with 22 people voting. The final results were:

Mock Newbery Winner: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes.

The Truth as Told By Mason Buttle, written by Leslie Connor.

For more information about this program, contact Shilo Jefferson at shalfen@chipublib.org.

 

 

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Cover image of SweepThe Colorado Book Evaluation Discussion Group in Denver, Colorado read, nominated, and discussed throughout the year. Voting took place at the final meeting on January 6, with nine people voting. The final results were:

Mock Newbery Winner: Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier.

Mock Newbery Honor Books: The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis.

The Truth as Told By Mason Buttle, written by Leslie Connor.

For more information about this program, contact Carol Edwards at edwarc48@gmail.com.

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Cover image of The Truth as Told by Mason ButtleOn December 4, 2018, ten children’s and teen librarians from the Naperville Public Library in Naperville, Illinois gathered to discuss top books of 2018 from a shortlist of six titles. The winning title was:

Mock Newbery Winner: The Truth as Told By Mason Buttle, written by Leslie Connor.

For more information about this program, contact Cory Ganbarg at cganbarg@naperville-lib.org.

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Cover image of Front DeskEighteen children and their parents at the Naperville Boulevard Library in Naperville, Illinois  discussed 2018 titles at monthly Book and Cookie Club meetings  They voted on their top picks at the final meeting of the year on December 18, 2018. The winners were:

Mock Newbery Winner: Front Desk by Kelly Yang.

Mock Newbery Honor Books:  Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi.

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.

For more information about this program, contact Cory Ganbarg at cganbarg@naperville-lib.org

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Cover of Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak SpanishOn December 7th, eleven people at The Post Oak School in Bellaire, Texas gathered for a Mock Newbery discussion and election. They selected the following titles:

Mock Newbery Winner:  Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

Mock Newbery Honor Books: The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Front Desk by Leslie Yang

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

For more information about this program, contact Cory Eckert.

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Mock Coretta Scott King Author Results

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


Cover image of The Poet XThirty people at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Cincinnati, Ohio held a Mock Coretta Scott King discussion and election on December 13, 2018. The results were:

Mock CSK Author Winner: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Mock CSK Author Honor Books: Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender.

Like Vanessa by Tami Charles.

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.

 

 

Mock Coretta Scott King Illustrator Results

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


Book cover of Game ChangersStudents at the Latin School in Chicago, Illinois read 5 outstanding CSK qualified books, reviewed the award criteria and voted. Game Changers: the Story of Venus and Serena Williams won with 40 of our 63 3rd graders choosing it!

Mock CSK Illustrator Award Winner: Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams, illustrated by James E. Ransome and written by Lesa Cline-Ransome.

For more information about this program, contact Sheri Snopek at ssnopek@latinschool.org.

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Cover image of So Tall WithinCuyahoga County Public Library hosted its first Coretta Scott King Illustrator Mock Awards discussion on January 4, 2019. There were 6 titles up for discussion and after each title was thoroughly discussed in relation to the awards criteria, the seven participants moved to voting. With just 1 ballot a consensus was reached with 5 out of 7 first place votes going to So Tall Within, illustrated by Daniel Minter. Attendees appreciated how well the style of the art fit the story and advanced the meaning of the written word. Two honor books were also selected. The winning titles were:

Mock CSK Illustrator Award Winner: So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom, illustrated by Daniel Minter and written by Gary D. Schmidt.

Mock CSK Honor Books: Hip-Hop Lollipop, illustrated by Brian Pinkney and written by Susan Montanari.

What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, illustrated by Ekua Holmes and written by Chris Barton.

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

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Cover image of My Hair is a GardenThirty people at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Cincinnati, Ohio held a Mock Coretta Scott King discussion and election on December 13, 2018. The results were:

Mock CSK Illustrator Award Winner: My Hair is a Garden illustrated and written by Cozbi A. Cabrera.

Mock CSK Honor Books: Grandma’s Purse illustrated and written by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

Let the Children March illustrated by Frank Morrison and written by Monica Clark-Robinson.

Young, Gifted and Black illustrated by Andrea Pippins and written by Jamia Wilson.


Mock Geisel Results

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


Cover image of Fox is LateThe Colorado Book Evaluation Discussion Group in Denver, Colorado read, nominated, and discussed throughout the year. Voting took place at the final meeting on January 6, with nine people voting. The final results were:

Mock Geisel Winner: Fox is Late, written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor.

Mock Geisel Honor Book: Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri.

For more information about this program, contact Carol Edwards at edwarc48@gmail.com.

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Cover image of The Itchy BookOn December 21, 2018, in Onalaska, WI, approximately 135 students at Northern Hills Elementary School participated in a Mock Geisel program. The winners they selected were:

Mock Geisel Winner: The Itchy Book! written by LeUyen Pham.

Mock Geisel Honor Books:  Bigger! Bigger! written by Leslie Patricelli.

My Friends Make Me Happy! written by Jan Thomas.

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


 

 


Mock Printz Results

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

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Cover image of Hey, KiddoIn an annual event held this year on January 16, and sponsored by Westchester Library System, Westchester Library Association, and Southern Westchester BOCES, sixteen people participated in a Mock Printz discussion and election. It is organized by the YA Book Buzz book club. (There were also discussions held on the same evening regarding the Newbery and Caldecott.) The winners they selected were:

Mock Printz Winner: Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Mock Printz Honor Books: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman.

Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge.

Mock Printz program hosted by YA Book Buzz
Mock Printz program organized by YA Book Buzz book club

For more information about this program, contact YA Book Buzz at yabookbuzz@wlsmail.org.

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Cover image of The Poet XOn January 17th, thirteen people attended a Mock Printz program sponsored by the Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System in Goshen, New York. Participants were from 8 school districts. The winners they selected were:

Mock Printz Winner: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Mock Printz Honor Books: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland.

Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

For more information about this program, contact Diana Wendell at diana.wendell@ouboces.org.

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Cover image of The Poet XA dozen people in the YALD (Young Adult Librarian Discussion Group) of suburban Chicago participated in a Mock Printz program on January 11th. The winners they selected were:

Mock Printz Winner: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Mock Printz Honor Books: Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak.

Sadie by Courtney Summers.

For more information about this program, contact Denise Hudec at dhudec@skokielibrary.info.

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Cover image of The Poet XOn January 11th, 50 people participated in a Mock Printz program hosted by the Bergen County Cooperative Library System in Bergen County, New Jersey. The winning titles they selected were:

Mock Printz Winner: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Mock Printz Honor Books: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan.

For more information about this program, contact Stacey Shapiro at stacey.shapiro@tenafly.bccls.org.

 

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Cover image of The Poet XOn January 8th, 11 people participated in a Mock Printz program hosted by the Sullivan County BOCES School Library System in Liberty, New York. The winners they selected were:

Mock Printz Winner: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Mock Printz Honor Books: We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss.

Blood, Water, Paint by Joy McCullough.

For more information about this program, contact Lynn Miller at lynn.miller@scboces.org.

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Cover image of Blood Water PainThe Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Cincinnati, Ohio hosted a Mock Printz program on January 8, 2019. Thirty-six people participated. The winning titles they selected were:

Mock Printz Winner: Blood, Water, Paint by Joy McCullough.

Mock Printz Honor Books: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram.

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos.

For more information about this program, contact Sarah Rust at sarah.rust@cincinnatilibrary.org.

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Cover image of The Poet XThe Colorado Book Evaluation Discussion Group in Denver, Colorado read, nominated, and discussed throughout the year. The group is a mix of booksellers, public and school librarians and publishing people who love the different perspectives and enjoy the year long discussions as the list is built. Voting took place at the final meeting on January 6, with nine people voting. The final results were:

Mock Printz Winner: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Mock Printz Honor Books: Blood, Water, Paint by Joy McCullough.

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman.

For more information about this program, contact Carol Edwards at edwarc48@gmail.com.

 


Mock Sibert Results

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


Cover image of Thomas Paine and the Dangerous WordOn January 11, students at the Latin School in Chicago, Illinois read 5 outstanding nonfiction books, reviewed the award criteria and voted. Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word won with 26 of our 63 4th graders choosing it!

Mock Sibert Winner: Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word written by Sarah Jane Marsh and illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.

For more information about this program, contact Sheri Snopek at ssnopek@latinschool.org.

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Cover image of The Girl Who Drew ButterfliesSix staff members of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Parma, Ohio met on Friday evening, January 11, to discuss their Mock Sibert shortlist. From 6 excellent and diverse titles, we arrived at a clear consensus, with The Girl Who Drew Butterflies taking our Mock Sibert medal and honors going to Otis and Will and Pass Go and Collect $200.

Mock Sibert Winner: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman.

Mock Sibert Honor Books: Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record Setting Dive of the Bathysphere written by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Katherine Roy.

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Steven Salerno.

For more information, contact Kyra Nay at knay@cuyahogalibrary.org.

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Cover image of The Girl Who Drew ButterfliesThe Colorado Book Evaluation Discussion Group in Denver, Colorado read, nominated, and discussed throughout the year. The group is a mix of booksellers, public and school librarians and publishing people who love the different perspectives and enjoy the year long discussions as the list is built. Voting took place at the final meeting on January 6, with nine people voting. The final results were:

Mock Sibert Winner: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman.

Mock Sibert Honor Books: Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World by Christy Hall.

Nothing Stopped Sophie, written by Cheryl Bardoe and illustrated by Barbara McClintock.

For more information about this program, contact Carol Edwards at edwarc48@gmail.com.

 


Mock Pura Belpré Results

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


Cover of Dreamers by Yuri MoralesThere were 27 librarians and library staff from all across the state of Oregon who gathered together to attend Oregon’s Fourth Annual Mock Pura Belpré Awards at the Estacada Public Library on December 8th. They were honored to have 2012 Pura Belpré Author Winner Guadalupe Garcia McCall present as our guest speaker.

The titles selected as winners were:

Mock Pura Belpré Winner: Dreamers, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales.

Mock Pura Belpré Honor Books: A Gift from Abuela, illustrated and written by Cecilia Ruiz.

Alma and How She Got Her Name, illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal.

Mock Pura Belpré Awards at the Estacada Public Library
Mock Pura Belpré Awards at the Estacada Public Library

For more information about this program, contact Alice Perez Ververa.


Mock Batchelder Results

(For information about the Batchelder  Award, visit the (Mildred L.) Batchelder homepage.)


Cover image of Seven PablosThe Upper St. Clair Township Library in Upper St. Clair, PA offered a Mock Batchelder discussion and election on December 6, 2018.  Ten people participated and selected the following winners:

Mock Batchelder Winner: Seven Pablos, written by  Jorge Luján, illustrated by Chiara Carrer, and translated by Mara Lethem.

Mock Batchelder Honor Book: On the Other Side of the Garden, written by Jairo Buitragoand Elisa Amado, illustrated by Rafael Yockten.

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Cover image of My BeijingThe Colorado Book Evaluation Discussion Group in Denver, Colorado read, nominated, and discussed throughout the year. Voting took place at the final meeting on January 6, with nine people voting. The final results were:

Mock Batchelder Winner:

My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder by Nie Jun, translated by Edward Guardin.

Mock Batchelder Honor Book: Up the Mountain Path written and illustrated by Marianne Dubuc.

Participants in the CBE Mock Batchelder Book Discussion Group
The CBE Book Discussion Group

 

 

 

For more information about this program, contact Carol Edwards at edwarc48@gmail.com.

 

 

 


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