Mock Winners

Anderson's Mock Award Winners

Congratulations Mock Award Winners


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

This year, hundreds of students from dozens of schools (one as far away as New York state!) read more than 1,000 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 Medal Winners & Honors selected by our community of student readers for each of our Mock Award Programs:


Parachute kids

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

Medal Winner:
Parachute Kids
by Betty C. Tang



1. The Skull, Jon Klasson
2. What Happened to Rachel Riley?, Claire Swinarski
3. Two Tribes, Emily Bowen Cohen
4. World Made of Glass, Ami Polonsky




Big book cover

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

Medal Winner:
by Vashti Harrison



1. The Tree and The River, Aaron Becker
2. An American Story, Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator)
3. The Artist, Ed Vere