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Mock Book Awards: Past Mock Results

2018 Winners & Honors Announcement!

On Wednesday January 31, 2018 the MLS Mock Newbery and Caldecott Awards were announced at a special workshop where book discussion and celebration took place. The Mock Newbery was discussed and voted on virtually while the Mock Caldecott was held in-person. Both Mock Awards balloted and tallied votes in the manner used by the ALA ALSC award committees but used a shortlist to make statewide discussion and voting easier.

2018 Mock Newbery Winner: The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

There are four honor books:

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Patina by Jason Reynolds

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

 

2018 Mock Caldecott Winner: After the Fall by Dan Santat

There are three honor books:

Egg written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

A Perfect Day written and illustrated by Lane Smith

Muddy: the story of blues legend Muddy Waters illustrated by Evan Turk, written by Michael Mahin

Fifty-two librarians around the state voted in the 2018 MLS Mock Newbery with sets out to honor the most distinguished book published for children ages 0-14 by an American author in 2017.

2017 Winner & Honor Books

Winner: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

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Honor books:
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Ghosts by Raina 
Telgemeier

 

2017 Short List

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Jazz Day by Roxane Orgill
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

2016 Winner & Honor Books

We have a winner!

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

And two honor books:

FULL CICADA MOON by Marilyn Hilton

ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson

Congratulations to the winning and honor titles and to the over 100 people who participated in our 2016 MLS Mock Newbery “committee”!

2016 Shortlist

THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER by Phillip Hoose

FULL CICADA MOON by Marilyn Hilton

FUZZY MUD by Louis Sachar

GEORGE by Alex Gino

GOODBYE STRANGER by Rebecca Stead

THE HIRED GIRL by Laura Amy Schlitz

ORBITING JUPITER by Gary D. Schmidt

ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson

SUNNY SIDE UP by Jennifer & Matthew Holm

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

2015 Winner & Honor Books

We have a winner!

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

We also have three honor books:

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin


Thank you to all participants!

 

2015 Shortlist

1.     Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

2.     Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

3.     Revolution by Deborah Wiles

4.     Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

5.     West of The Moon by Margi Preus

6.     The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

7.     Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff

8.     El Deafo by Cece Bell

This list was developed using the nominations and discussions from the MLS Mock Newbery Awards Goodreads group along with reviews, Best of 2014 lists, and the Newbery criteria and eligibility.