Mock Newbery

Each January Rhode Island librarians gather to select a "mock" version of the Newbery award. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year.

Mock Newbery 2020

On January 14, 2020 a group of 10 children's and school librarians selected the following winner and honor books:

Mock Newbery Medal:

This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

Mock Newbery Honor Books:

The Line Tender by Kate Allen
Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary Schmidt
Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

The winning books were selected from the final list examined and discussed by a group of children's and school librarians following the criteria for the real Newbery committee.

Goodreads Group

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

Rhode Island Mock Newbery Award's 2019 book montage
Rhode Island Mock Newbery Award 86 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 2019 shelf

Pay Attention, Carter Jones Pay Attention, Carter Jones
by Gary D. Schmidt
Start date: March 1, 2019

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