Announcing Our Mock Newbery Winner!

kcls-mock-newberyThe 2017 KCLS Mock Newbery winner is... The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.

Congratulations to Mr. Brown and thank you to everyone who participated in Mock Newbery this year by reading, discussing and voting.

The real Newbery winner will be announced on Monday January 23.

What is Mock Newbery? Each year, a committee of KCLS children's librarians creates a list of strong Newbery contenders. We invite the public to read these books and discuss their literary merits. Then we vote to see which book will be crowned our local Mock Newbery winner.

About 2,000 students around King County will be participating in KCLS Mock Newbery through their schools, reading copies of the books generously provided by the KCLS Foundation. This gives kids the opportunity to discuss the best new children's literature in an exciting and enriching way. Will one of our books be the real Newbery winner? We'll find out on January 23rd.

Everyone can take part in Mock Newbery by:

  • Rating and commenting on the books on our list in bibliocommons.
  • Checking out some past winners. The Newbery has been awarded since 1922, so a fun idea is to see what won the year you were born.

Do you have a favorite Newbery winner? A great book you think was robbed? Do you think you know what's going to win this year? Let us know in the comments.