Mock Newbery

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The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This year, we have 25 candidates in our Mock Newbery program, hand picked by our expert children's literature team, that we think are the best of the best for the 2022 publication year.

Scroll down to our list of Mock Newbery titles!


Participation and Voting Information

Our voting will take place in January, prior to the Newbery Award announcement at the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards on Janurary 30, 2023. To participate in voting, we require the complete mock set or partial set (15+ books) be purchased from Anderson’s. Special discounts apply. Contact Lorie Barber, lorie.barber@andersonsbookshop.com, for more info!

To place your Mock Newbery order, you can create your order by adding your titles to your cart, then contact:

Naperville
Anne Waite
a.waite@andersonsbookshop.com 
(630) 355-2665

Downers Grove 
Kathleen March
kathleen.march@andersonsbookshop.com
(630) 963-2665

 

The Door of No Return By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316441865
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Thirst By Varsha Bajaj Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593354391
Availability: In Stock
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 19th, 2022

The Ogress and the Orphans By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643750743
Availability: In Stock
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 8th, 2022

Little Monarchs By Jonathan Case Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780823451395
Availability: In Stock
Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - April 5th, 2022

Isla to Island By Alexis Castellanos, Alexis Castellanos (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534469235
Availability: In Stock
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

Swim Team By Johnnie Christmas, Johnnie Christmas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063056763
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperAlley - May 17th, 2022

The Marvellers (Marvellerverse #1) By Dhonielle Clayton, Khadijah Khatib (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250174949
Availability: In Stock
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 3rd, 2022

Rain Rising By Courtne Comrie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063159730
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperCollins - September 27th, 2022

The Patron Thief of Bread By Lindsay Eagar Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536204681
Availability: In Stock
Published: Candlewick - May 11th, 2022

Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves By L. M. Elliott Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063056565
Availability: In Stock
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 22nd, 2022

Wildoak By C. C. Harrington Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338803860
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scholastic Press - September 20th, 2022

Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone By Tae Keller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593310526
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2022

Those Kids from Fawn Creek By Erin Entrada Kelly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062970350
Availability: In Stock
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 8th, 2022

Borders By Thomas King, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Thomas King, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316593052
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

Attack of the Black Rectangles By A. S. King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338680522
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

The Civil War of Amos Abernathy By Michael Leali Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063119864
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperCollins - June 7th, 2022

Answers in the Pages By David Levithan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593484685
Availability: In Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

Different Kinds of Fruit By Kyle Lukoff Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111185
Availability: In Stock
Published: Dial Books - April 12th, 2022

Freewater By Amina Luqman-Dawson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316056618
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

Tumble By Celia C. Pérez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593325179
Availability: In Stock
Published: Kokila - August 16th, 2022

Three Strike Summer By Skyler Schrempp Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534499140
Availability: In Stock
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 30th, 2022

The Last Mapmaker By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536204957
Availability: In Stock
Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2022

A Rover's Story By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063113923
Availability: In Stock
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

Healer and Witch By Nancy Werlin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536219562
Availability: In Stock
Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2022

A Song Called Home By Sara Zarr Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063044920
Availability: In Stock
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 15th, 2022