Newbery/Caldecott Award

Congratulations Mock Award Winners

Every year, the Children's Team at Anderson's Bookshop, selects a list of books they think should be considered candidates for the highest children's literary awards; the Newbery, Sibert & Caldecott Awards.

The real awards will be announced by the ALA on January 30th! We love to see how our lists and student-chosen winners compare to those picked by the committees!

 

This year, over 300 students from dozens of schools read close to 1,400 books, expanding their reading lives in so many different directions! Thank you, educators for enriching your students' love of books by bringing this program to them!

 

Below are the Winners & Honor Books selected by our community of readers for each of our Mock Award Programs:

 

 

A Rover's Story book cover

Mock Newbery - For the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

Winner:
A Rover's Story
by Jasmine Warga

Honor Books

1. Little Monarchs, Jonathan Case
2. The Door of No Return, Kwame Alexander
3. Swim Team, Johnnie Christmas

 


A Rover's Story book cover

Mock Sibert - For the most distinguished informational book:

Winner:
Murder Among Friends
by Candace Fleming

 

Honor Books

1. Building, Henry Cole
2. Choosing Brave, Angela Joy

 

Blue book cover

Mock Caldecott - To the artist for the most distinguished children's picture book:

Winner:
Blue
by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

 

Honor Books

1. Witch Hazel, Molly Idle
2. The Real Dada Mother Goose, Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator)
3. Farmhouse, Sophie Blackall
4. Berry Song, Michaela Goade

 

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Mock Newbery Winner & Honor Books


 

A Rover's Story By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063113923
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

Little Monarchs By Jonathan Case Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780823451395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - April 5th, 2022

The Door of No Return By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316441865
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Swim Team By Johnnie Christmas, Johnnie Christmas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063056763
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Published: HarperAlley - May 17th, 2022

Mock Caldecott Winner & Honors


Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky By Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Daniel Minter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984894366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

Witch Hazel By Molly Idle Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316541138
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense By Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763694340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 5th, 2022

Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316528948
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Berry Song By Michaela Goade Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316494175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2022

Mock Sibert Winner & Honors


Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime By Candace Fleming Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593177426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - March 29th, 2022