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Book Awards: Newbery Medal

ACPL MOCK NEWBERY WINNERS

Using the same criteria that ALSC members do to decide the "real" Newbery Award, a group of children's literature lovers narrow down a list of books to our favorites each year. And the winners are...

2014 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Zebra Forest
by Adina Rishe Gewirtz
Candlewick Press

2014 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS (in no particular order)

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
by Kathi Appelt
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

The Thing about Luck
by Cynthia Kadohata
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Far Far Away
by Tom McNeal
Alfred A. Knopf

2013 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Each Kindness
by Jacqueline Woodson
Nancy Paulsen Books

2013 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS (in no particular order)

Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
by Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook Press

The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
Harper

Wonder
by R.J. Palacio
Alfred A. Knopf

2012 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Inside Out and Back Again
by Thanhha Lai
Harper

2012 MOCK NEWBERY HONOR

Okay for Now
by Gary Schmidt
Clarion

2011 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Ninth Ward
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Little, Brown

2011 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS (in no particular order)

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Mockingbird
by Kathryn Erskine
Philomel Books

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night
by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
Houghton Mifflin

One Crazy Summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia
Amistad

2010 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
Wendy Lamb Books

2010 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS (in no particular order)

Crossing Stones
by Helen Frost
Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Peace, Locomotion
by Jacqueline Woodson
G.P. Putnam's Sons

2009 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Chains
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Simon & Schuster

2009 MOCK NEWBERY HONOR

Diamond Willow
by Helen Frost
Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

2008 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Feathers
by Jacqueline Woodson
G. P. Putnam's Sons

2008 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS (in no particular order)

Bone by Bone by Bone
by Tony Johnston
Roaring Brook Press

Cracker
by Cynthia Kadohata
Atheneum

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
Scholastic

2007 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Clementine
by Sara Pennypacker
Hyperion

2007 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS (in no particular order)

Firegirl
by Tony Abbott
Little, Brown

Vive La Paris!
by Esmé Raji Codell
Hyperion

Yellow Star
by Jennifer Roy
Marshall Cavendish

2006 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Each Little Bird That Sings
by Debbie Wiles
Harcourt, Inc.

2006 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS (in no particular order)

Chicken Boy
by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Antheneum Books

Gentle's Holler
by Kerry Madden
Viking

Defiance
by Valerie Hobbs
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

2005 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer
Atheneum

2005 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS (in no particular order)

Ida B: -- And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disasters,
and (Possibly) Save the World

by Katherine Hannigan
Greenwillow

The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts
by Richard Peck
Dial

Becoming Naomi Leon
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Scholastic

So B. It
by Sarah Weeks
Laura Geringer Books

2004 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

The Conch Bearer
by Chitra Divakaruni
Roaring Brook

2004 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS

Sahara Special
by Esmé Raji Codell
Hyperion

The Goose Girl
by Shannon Hale
Bloomsbury

The Way a Door Closes
by Hope Anita Smith
Holt

2003 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

The Same Stuff as Stars
by Katherine Paterson
Clarion

2003 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS

Crispin: The Cross of Lead
by Avi
Hyperion

Ruby Holler
by Sharon Creech
Joanna Cotler Books / HarperCollins

When My Name Was Keoko
by Linda Sue Park
Clarion

2002 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Love That Dog
by Sharon Creech
HarperCollins

2002 MOCK NEWBERY HONORS

Dancing in Cadillac Light
by Kimberly Willis Holt
Putnam

Moonpie and Ivy
by Barbara O'Connor
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Notes from a Liar and Her Dog
by Gennifer Choldenko
Putnam

2001 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Graduation of Jake Moon
by Barbara Park
Antheum 2001

MOCK NEWBERY HONOR WINNERS

Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press

Esperanza Rising
by Pam Mucoz Ryan
Scholastic

Postcards to Father Abraham
by Catherine Lewis
Atheneum

2000 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Farrar Straus & Giroux

2000 MOCK NEWBERY HONOR WINNERS

Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Delacorte

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
by Kimberly Willis Holt
Henry Holt & Co.

1999 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

The Sacrifice
by Diane Matchek
FSG

1999 MOCK NEWBERY HONOR WINNERS

Holes
by Louis Sachar
FSG

The Other Shepards
by Adele Griffin
Hyperion

1998 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
Scholastic

1998 MOCK NEWBERY HONOR WINNERS

Ant Plays Bear

by Betsy Byars
Viking

Seedfolks
by Paul Fleischman
HarperCollins

The Watcher
by James Howe
Atheneum

Dancing on the Edge
by Han Nolan
Harcourt Brace

1997 MOCK NEWBERY WINNER

Frindle
by Andrew Clements
Simon and Schuster

1997 MOCK NEWBERY HONOR WINNERS

My Brother, Ant
by Betsy Byars
Viking

Stone Water
by Barbara Snow Gilbert
Front Street Press

Dangerous Skies
by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux


Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.lib.in.us.

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