Friday, December 5, 2008

Mock Newbery Awards

Unlike many other literary awards, the Newbery selection committee does not publish a short list – leaving everyone in great suspense until the announcement of the winners each January! In anticipation of the next round of winners, why not conduct a Mock Newbery of your own? I recorded some of the titles frequently mentioned on lists from public libraries across the US and they are shown below. Please be sure to check age recommendations (the Newbery is given for distinguished literature for young people up through age 14).

Check back here in January or go to to see the list of official winners!

42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Along Came Spider by James Preller
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford
Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes
Black Box: A Novel by Julie Schumacher
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Brooklyn Bridge by Karen Hesse
The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker
The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone
Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
A Difficult Boy by M.P. Barker
The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island by Laurence Yep
Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff
Grow: A Novel in Verse by Juanita Havill
The Facttracker by Jason Carter Eaton
The Floating Circus by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
The House of Djinn by Suzanne Fisher Staples
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I Am Apache by Tanya Landman
Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum of Human Oddballs and Quadruped Delights by David Elliott
Jimmy's Stars by Mary Ann Rodman
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park
Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith
Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
Little Audrey by Ruth White
Magic Half by Annie Barrows
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Nurk by Ursula Vernon
Outside Beauty by Cynthia Kadohata
The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich
The Postcard by Tony Abbott
The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy and Snowcap by H.M. Bouwman
Rex Zero, the King of Nothing by Tim Wynne-Jones
Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial by Jen Bryant
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Seer of Shadows by Avi
Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Six Innings by James Preller
Storyteller by Edward Myers
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R.L. LaFevers
A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg
Trouble Begins at 8 by Sid Fleischman
Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
The Unnameables by Ellen Booraem
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
The Walls of Cartagena by Julia Durango
Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

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