Anderson's Mock Award Winners

Congratulations Mock Award Winners


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

The real awards will be announced by the ALA on January 30th! We love to see how our lists and student-chosen winners compare to those picked by the committees!


This year, over 300 students from dozens of schools read close to 1,400 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 Winners & Honor Books selected by our community of readers for each of our Mock Award Programs:



A Rover's Story book cover

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


A Rover's Story
by Jasmine Warga


Honor Books

1. Little Monarchs, Jonathan Case
2. The Door of No Return, Kwame Alexander
3. Swim Team, Johnnie Christmas



A Rover's Story book cover

Mock Sibert - For the most distinguished informational book:


Murder Among Friends
by Candace Fleming


Honor Books

1. Building, Henry Cole
2. Choosing Brave, Angela Joy




Blue book cover

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


by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond


Honor Books

1. Witch Hazel, Molly Idle
2. The Real Dada Mother Goose, Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator)
3. Farmhouse, Sophie Blackall
4. Berry Song, Michaela Goade