Mock Newbery 2019: We Have a Winner!

Awards season is here! While some may care most about the Oscars, the Super Bowl or the Westminster Dog Show, I am all about the Newbery. It's the award every children's author dreams of winning. It's difficult to predict the winner, but fun to try. We even pick our own local winner -- we call it KCLS Mock Newbery.

Here are the six excellent books we've chosen for this year's KCLS Mock Newbery ballot. Scroll down to see our winner...

KCLS Mock Newbery 2018-19

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The votes have been cast and our local Mock Newbery winner is: 

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Congratulations to Kelly Yang and thanks to everyone who read along with us and voted. There were many votes cast for write-in titles this year, so we made a list in case you'd like to check them out. 

Shortly after we wrapped up our Mock Newbery voting, the real Newbery Medal winner was announced at the ALA Youth Media Awards. The official Newbery Medal winner selected this year is: 

Merci Suárez Changes Gears

Two Newbery Honor books were selected, including one of our Mock Newbery picks! They are: 

The Book of Boy

The Night Diary

Be sure to check out all of this year's ALA Youth Media Award winners

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