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Mock Newbery 2018 - It's Time to Start Reading

by Mary Voors | Oct 31, 2017

It’s one of my most favorite times of the year!  No, I don’t mean fall, or Halloween, or even winter or the upcoming holiday season. I mean the time when lovers of children’s literature start talking about which book might win the Newbery Award! Which kid's book, published in 2017 in the United States, by an American author or resident, will be chosen as the “most distinguished” book for kids?

Every year for the last several decades – we’ve forgotten exactly when we first started doing this – the Children’s Services department at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana has offered a Mock Newbery reading list and discussion. We share our list, talk among ourselves & online, and get together a week or so before the real Award is announced to select the ACPL Mock Newbery winner.

Sound like fun? You bet it is! You can register for the “in-person” program which will take place on the afternoon of February 3, 2018 here.

Are you interested in joining the discussion online before you come to chat in person? Beginning next week, and every week through January, we'll start a conversation about one or two of these titles on this blog.

Here – in no particular order – are the titles we’ll be discussing online throughout the coming months. We will be talking about these same titles in-person on February 3rd.


What fun, right?!??!!!  Hope you’ll join us! Click here to sign up for the “in-person” discussion. And be sure to stop back to this blog each week as we discuss another title.

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