Mock Newbery Awards

 

Anderson's Mock Newbery 2021 Winner, Honorable Mentions & Candidates

The books below are 25 of the best Middle Grade Novels published in 2020!  

AB Mock Newbery Award Winner, 2021

The Winner:  Fighting Words, by Kimerly Brubaker Bradley

AB Mock Newbery Honorable Mentions, 2021

(In winning order)

  1. Wink, by Rob Harrell
  2. When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson
  3. From the Desk of Zoe Washington, by Janae Marks
  4. Black Brother, Black Brother, by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  5. Ways to Make Sunshine, by Renee Watson

 

AB Mock Newbery Candidates , 2021

Listed below!

 

Congratulations to all our Mock Newbery student readers.  We had 8 schools participate this year and students read over 1,000 books!  Thank you to the educators, staff, and volunteers at our participating schools.

 

We use our knowledge of the books and that of all the many educators, publishers, authors, and reviewers to develop our annual list. The Mock Newbery List of 2021 is the program’s 26th year.    

For more information on how to participate in this great program, please contact Sue Skells (sue.skells@andersonsbookshop.com), Carolyn Roys (carolyn.roys@andersonsbookshop.com), or Kathleen March (kathleen.march@andersonsbookshop.com).

 

 

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Fighting Words Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815682
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Published: Dial Books - August 11th, 2020

2021 Mock Winner-Fighting Words


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Wink Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984815149
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Published: Dial Books - March 31st, 2020

2021 Honorable Mention-Wink


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When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

2021 Honorable Mention-When Stars are Scattered


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From the Desk of Zoe Washington Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875853
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

2021 Honorable Mention-From the Desk of Zoe Washington


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Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

2021 Honorable Mention-Black Brother, Black Brother


Before the Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Brother's Keeper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823444946
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Published: Holiday House - July 21st, 2020

The Canyon's Edge Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316494694
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2020

A Ceiling Made of Eggshells Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062878199
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2020

Echo Mountain Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555568
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

Elatsoe Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

The List of Things That Will Not Change Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938096
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020

Mañanaland Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338157864
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Lotus Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Show Me a Sign Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338255812
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Snapdragon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250171115
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020