Tuesday, December 18, 2012


We have a little over a month until the big ALA Youth Media Awards are announced (Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, and other noteworthy awards such as the Printz, Geisel, Sibert, and more).  Predictions and Mock Newbery/Caldecott groups are making their final lists. As the decisions for the awards are made in private groups, it's anyone's guess as to who the winners will be.  Still, I find it useful and fun to keep up with the predictions and lists.  Here are my favorites:

Heavy Medal--for insightful posts about Newbery contenders.

Calling Caldecott--a great resource,obviously, for Caldecott fans.

Someday My Printz will Come--for thoughtful and fun posts about possibilities for the major YA literature award.

Anderson's Bookshop (Naperville, IL)--Anderson's Bookshop has had a Mock Newbery group for years.

Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, IN)  has a Mock Caldecott, Mock Coretta Scott King, Mock Geisel, Mock Newbery, AND a Mock Sibert. Wow!

Goodreads has several mock groups going, each with their own discussion group: Mock Newbery, Mock Caldecott, and Mock Printz.

Eva Perry Regional Library's (Wake County, NC) Mock Newbery has been going strong since 1998. They also have a Mock Printz.

Rhode Island's Office of Library Information & Services's Mock Newbery and Mock Caldecott lists are always worth checking out.

Maryland Library Association's For Those About to Mock blog is a funny and excellent Mock Newbery blog.

The winners will be announced January 28th at 8 AM PST (11 AM EST).

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