Mock Newbery

Each fall Rhode Island librarians gather to select the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in a "mock" version of the Newbery Medal award. Over the course of several meetings, participants discuss the merits of the year's best children's books to create a final list of books eligible for consideration at the voting meeting. The discussions center on the criteria set forth by the award. During the voting meeting participants have one final discussion before using the balloting system of the real Newbery Committee to determine the RI Mock Newbery winner. This annual tradition helps librarians sharpen their selection skills and learn about the award process for the Newbery Medal, which is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished American book for children by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.

Mock Newbery 2019

Mock Newbery Discussion #1Discussion List
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 4:30 – 6:15 PM
Cranston Public Library, Central
140 Sockanosset Cross Rd., Cranston

Please read at least 10 books for the first meeting. Books that have not been read by half the number of participants at the meeting will not be discussed and will be removed from subsequent lists.

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Mock Newbery Discussion #2: Discussion List
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 4:30 – 6:15 PM
Cranston Public Library, Central
140 Sockanosset Cross Rd., Cranston                      

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Mock Newbery Discussion #3 - Voting: Discussion List Available December 7th
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:30 – 6:15 PM
Cranston Public Library, Central
140 Sockanosset Cross Rd., Cranston

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Goodreads Group

Join the Rhode Island Mock Newbery Goodreads group for monthly read alongs, discussions, and updates.

Rhode Island Mock Newbery Award's 2018 book montage
Rhode Island Mock Newbery Award 84 members
Discussion group for RI librarians to suggest and debate the year's most distinguished children's books. The annual RI Mock Newbery Award is facilitated by the RI Office of Library and Information Services.

Our 2018 shelf

Amal Unbound
The Science of Breakable Things
The Parker Inheritance
Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley
A Dash of Trouble

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