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!

 

Last 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!

 

 

 

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Mock Newbery Winner & Honor Books


 

Aniana del Mar Jumps In By Jasminne Mendez Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593531815
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Published: Dial Books - March 14th, 2023

Dear Mothman By Robin Gow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419764400
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Published: Amulet Books - March 21st, 2023

Ellie Engle Saves Herself By Leah Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368085557
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Published: Disney Hyperion - May 2nd, 2023

The Eyes and the Impossible By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524764203
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

The First Magnificent Summer By R.L. Toalson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665925495
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Published: Aladdin - May 30th, 2023

Good Different By Meg Eden Kuyatt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338816105
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 4th, 2023

Kin: Rooted in Hope By Carole Boston Weatherford, Jeffery Boston Weatherford (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665913621
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2023

A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama By Ray Anthony Shepard, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781662680663
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Published: Calkins Creek - August 8th, 2023

The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine By Katherine Marsh Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313607
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 17th, 2023

The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine By Katherine Marsh Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313607
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 17th, 2023

Mascot By Charles Waters, Traci Sorell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623543808
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 5th, 2023

Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy By Angie Thomas Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063225138
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 4th, 2023

Not an Easy Win By Chrystal D. Giles Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593175217
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel By Betty C. Tang, Betty C. Tang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Betty C. Tang, Betty C. Tang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338832686
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Published: Graphix - April 4th, 2023

Salsa Magic By Letisha Marrero Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646142606
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Published: Levine Querido - September 26th, 2023

Simon Sort of Says By Erin Bow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368082853
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Published: Disney Hyperion - January 31st, 2023

The Storyteller By Brandon Hobson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338797268
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 2nd, 2023

What Happened to Rachel Riley? By Claire Swinarski Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063213098
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Published: Quill Tree Books - January 10th, 2023

When Sea Becomes Sky By Gillian McDunn Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547610853
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 28th, 2023

World Made of Glass By Ami Polonsky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316462044
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2023

You Are Here: Connecting Flights By Ellen Oh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063239081
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Published: Allida - March 7th, 2023

An American Story By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316473125
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2023

The Artist By Ed Vere Cover Image
By Ed Vere
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525580874
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

In the Night Garden By Carin Berger Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823449866
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Published: Neal Porter Books - July 4th, 2023

Little Land By Diana Sudyka Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316301763
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2023

My Powerful Hair By Carole Lindstrom, Steph Littlebird (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419759437
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 21st, 2023

Nell Plants a Tree By Anne Wynter, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anne Wynter, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062865779
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 31st, 2023

Once Upon a Book By Grace Lin, Kate Messner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316541077
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2023

The Red Tin Box By Matthew Burgess, Evan Turk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452179735
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 4th, 2023

Remember By Joy Harjo, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593484845
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Published: Random House Studio - March 21st, 2023

There Was a Party for Langston By Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator), Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator), Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534439443
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 3rd, 2023

The Tree and the River By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536223293
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2023

Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed By Dashka Slater Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780374314347
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 22nd, 2023

Facing the Mountain (Adapted for Young Readers): A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II By Daniel James Brown Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593465660
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2023

The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of By Kirsten W. Larson, Katherine Roy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten W. Larson, Katherine Roy (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452172873
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 7th, 2023

The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music By Roberta Flack, Tonya Bolden, Hayden Goodman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593479872
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - January 10th, 2023

Hidden Hope: How a Toy and a Hero Saved Lives During the Holocaust By Elisa Boxer, Amy June Bates (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elisa Boxer, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419750007
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 14th, 2023

How Do You Spell Unfair?: MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee By Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215540
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Published: Candlewick - April 11th, 2023

The Indestructible Tom Crean: Heroic Explorer of the Antarctic By Jennifer Thermes, Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593117729
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2023

Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider By Jessica Lanan, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Lanan, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250810366
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 11th, 2023

Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life By Jerry Pinkney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316383851
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2023

Love Is Loud: How Diane Nash Led the Civil Rights Movement By Sandra Neil Wallace, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534451032
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 10th, 2023

The Monkey Trial: John Scopes and the Battle over Teaching Evolution By Anita Sanchez Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358457695
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Published: Clarion Books - March 21st, 2023

Of All Tribes: American Indians and Alcatraz By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419757198
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2023

On the Tip of a Wave: How Ai Weiwei's Art Is Changing the Tide By Joanna Ho, Catia Chien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Catia Chien (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338715941
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Published: Orchard Books - October 31st, 2023

A Place Called America: A Story of the Land and People By Jennifer Thermes Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419743894
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2023

Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport By Caren Stelson, Selina Alko (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caren Stelson, Selina Alko (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541598683
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 7th, 2023

Welcome to the Wonder House By Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Georgia Heard, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781635927627
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Published: Wordsong - July 11th, 2023