2018 Mock Newbery and Printz Results

After a day of fabulous discussion, we have new winners and honor titles to announce!

Mock Newbery Winner: Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Mock Newbery Honors: Patina by Jason Reynolds and Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Mock Printz Winner: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Mock Printz Honors: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The website has been updated to reflect this announcement and we hope you continue to watch this space for news about next year’s awards discussion.


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2018 Mock Printz and Newbery Lists

It’s official! The final nominees are here! Follow the links below to see this year’s selections. Happy reading and we’ll see you all on January 18th!

2018 Mock Newbery Nominees
2018 Mock Printz Nominees

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Save the Date, Watch this Space!

What: Mock Newbery and Printz awards

Where: Plaza Library – Cohen Center

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Newbery discussion from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Printz discussion from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

How to get involved:


Stay tuned for the full lists for both discussions!

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2017 Mock Awards Winners

Ballots were cast and votes were tallied Tuesday, January 10th. These were the results:

Mock Newbery Winner
ghost   Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Mock Newbery Honors
wildrobot The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
pax Pax by Sara Pennypacker
samurai Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner
wolfhollow Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Mock Printz Winner
scythe Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Mock Printz Honor
salt Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend. It was another day of lively discussions that left your hosts excited for the 2018 lists!

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2017 Nominees

Have your library cards at the ready and get your To Be Read lists cleared! The nominees for 2017’s Mock Literary Awards are here!

We have the full list of 2017 Newbery Nominees and a partial list for Printz titles, just to get you started. We’ll have the remaining Printz nominees added before the end of the month. Feel free to forward them on to any and all who are interested, along with the RSVP form.

We’ll see you in January for another exciting round of discussions!

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2017 Mock Newbery and Printz Awards

We are excited to announce the date, time, and location of 2017’s mock literary awards:


Tuesday, January 10
9-noon Mock Newbery
1-4pm Mock Printz
please rsvp


Kansas City Public Library
Plaza Branch – Cohen Room
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
And remember, we want to hear from you about the year’s best books! Please continue to nominate titles for consideration.

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2016 KC Mock Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Mock Awards discussion. Here are your winners!

2016 Mock Newbery

By Pam Muñoz Ryan
[worldcat] [amazon]
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
by Steve Sheinkin [worldcat] [amazon]
The War That Saved My Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley [worldcat] [amazon]

2016 Mock Printz

by Noelle Stevenson [worldcat] [amazon]
Challenger Deep 
by Neal Shusterman [worldcat] [amazon]
All American Boys
by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely [worldcat] [amazon]

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