Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards – including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards – guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. As we approach the annual Youth Media Award (YMA) announcements to be held at the 2024 LibLearnX, libraries, schools, and book discussion groups around the globe offer Mock Election programs.
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Mock YMA Election programs are a wonderful opportunity for children’s literature aficionados to learn more about some of the great, recently published books for kids. Below, you will find results from mock elections around the country. This page will be updated as results are received. (Because most Mock YMA Elections are held in December and January, keep checking back for more results.)
Use these links to jump quickly to the results of the Mock Award in which you are most interested.
- Mock American Indian Youth Literature Award Results
- Mock Asian Pacific/American Award for Literature Results
- Mock Batchelder Results
- Mock Caldecott Results
- Mock Coretta Scott King Results
- Mock Geisel Results
- Mock Newbery Results
- Mock Printz Results
- Mock Pura Belpré Results
- Mock Schneider Results
- Mock Sibert Results
- Mock Stonewall Results
- Mock Sydney Taylor Results
Mock Caldecott Results
(For information about the Caldecott Award, visit the Caldecott Medal homepage.)
Fourteen teens in a Beavercreek High School-based book club, Lilies of Literature Teen Book Club, met with a local teen librarian from Greene County Public Library to participate in a mock Caldecott on December 1st. They met only once, but discussed criteria and looked at past winners to make an informed decision. They selected one Mock Caldecott winner and three Honor books.
Mock Caldecott Winner:
Big, illustrated and written by Vashti Harrison
Mock Caldecott Honor Books:
Nell Plants a Tree, illustrated by Daniel Miyares and written by Anne Wynter
In Every Life, illustrated and written by Marla Frazee
An American Story, illustrated by Dare Coulter and written by Kwame Alexander
Mock Newbery Results
(For information about the Newbery Award, visit the Newbery Medal homepage.)
Mock Coretta Scott King Results
(For information about the Coretta Scott King Awards, visit Coretta Scott King Book Awards homepage.)
Mock Geisel Results
(For information about the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, visit the Geisel Awards homepage.)
Mock Printz Results
(For information about the Printz Award, visit the Printz Award homepage.)
Mock Sibert Results
(For information about the Sibert Award, visit the Sibert Award homepage.)
Mock Pura Belpré
(For information about the Pura Belpré Award, visit the Belpré Awards homepage.)
Mock (Mildred L.) Batchelder Results
(For information about the Batchelder Award, visit the (Mildred L.) Batchelder homepage.)
Mock Sydney Taylor Results
(For information about the Sydney Taylor Book Award, visit the Sydney Taylor Book Award homepage.)
Mock American Indian Youth Literature Award Results
(For more information about the American Indian Youth Literature Award, visit the American Indian Youth Literature Award homepage.)
Mock Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Results
(For more information about the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, visit the APALA Literature Awards homepage.)
Mock Schneider Family Book Award Results
(For more information about the Schneider Book Award, visit the Schneider Family Book Award homepage.)
Mock Stonewall Results
(For more information about the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, visit the Stonewall Book Awards homepage.)
The 2024 Youth Media Award Announcements will take place on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 8:00 am (Eastern Time) during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. For those unable to attend in person, we are pleased to announce two virtual viewing options:
Seals can be purchased in advance to place them on 2024 award winning books, just visit the ALA Store!
Results from previous mock elections are available: 2016 mock elections , the 2017 mock elections, the 2018 mock elections, the 2019 mock elections, the 2020 elections, the 2021 mock elections, the 2022 mock elections, and last year’s mock (2023) YMA elections.
If you would like to add the mock election results from your school, library, bookstore, or book discussion group to this compilation, please use this form.