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

 

Honors:

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:
Big
by Vashti Harrison

 

Honors:

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

Be sure to tune in to the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards, streaming live at this link on Monday, January 22nd, when Newbery and Caldecott awards are announced. See if your favorites are among those honored!