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 three 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 critera 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 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 2018

Mock Newbery Meeting #4: Voting Discussion List
Wednesday, January 17, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd., Cranston, RI 02921
Voting for a Rhode Island winner and honor books will take place using the balloting procedures of the real committee.    

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2018 Mock Newbery Meetings

Mock Newbery Meeting #1 Discussion List
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
St. Andrews School, 63 Federal Road, Barrington, RI 02806

Mock Newbery Meeting #2 Discussion List
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM. – 9:00 PM 
Hampden Meadows School, 297 New Meadow Rd, Barrington, RI 02806    

Mock Newbery Meeting #3 Discussion List
Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 PM. – 9:00 PM
Barrington Public Library, 281 County Rd., Barrington, RI 02806     

Mock Newbery Meeting #4: Voting Discussion List
Wednesday, January 17, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Rd., Cranston, RI 02921
Voting for a Rhode Island winner and honor books will take place on January 17 using the balloting procedures of the real committee.

The Newbery, as well as the prestigious Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Award winners, will be announced on Monday, February 12 at 8:00 a.m. ET at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Watch the awards live via the ALA Youth Media Awards webcast.