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
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 City, MO 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.
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.
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
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!
Ballots were cast and votes were tallied Tuesday, January 10th. These were the results:
Mock Newbery Winner
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Mock Newbery Honors
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Mock Printz Winner
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Mock Printz Honor
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!