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Mock Elections Season is Upon Us, Time to Make Lists

The Youth Media Awards are awesome and all, but I’ve always had a bit of an obsession with mock elections (specifically Mock Newbery).

I got hooked during my first librarian job in Cincinnati. Sam Bloom hosted an amazing Mock Newbery event for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and other area libraries. Since then I’ve had visions of creating my own mock training events. I’m hosting one in Naperville this year and in determining my mock list, I acted like a true librarian and crowd sourced.

Inspired by Jen/ J’s starred review spreadsheet I looked at five different mock lists (and starred reviews) and compiled statistics for my own spreadsheet!

My sources were: Jen J’s starred review spreadsheet, Heavy Medal nominations Betsy Bird’s Newbery predictions, the State of Rhode Island, Goodreads Mock NewberyAnderson’s Bookshop Mock NewberyNorthport-East Northport Library Newbery Club,

I listed the title, author, number of shout outs (maximum was six), starred reviews, age range and genres. Check out my spreadsheet here. My last day of updates was November 8 and additional nominations will be added for many of the lists.

If you wish, use this spreadsheet in determining your own mock reading lists. And remember to submit your results to the ALSC Mock Elections page!

This post addresses ALSC Core Competency VII. Professionalism and Professional Development.

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