Mock Newbery Titles

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Happy Reading!


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Mock Printz Titles

It’s official! Put these titles on your holds list!

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
Munmun by Jesse Andrews
Brazen: Rebel Ladies who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Blood Water Paint – Joy McCullough
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge
Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Stay tuned for the Newbery list in coming weeks!

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2019 Mock Newbery and Printz Awards

Save the date, y’all! The Mock Awards will be back next year.

When: Wednesday, January 16
Mock Newbery from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mock Printz from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: The Cohen Center at Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch
4801 Main Street
               Kansas CityMO 64112

Stick it on your calendars and remember to join the mailing list for updates. Please let us know about the excellent books you’ve been reading this year by nominating titles here.

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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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