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2016 Mock Newbery Discussion

Each January Rhode Island librarians gather to select a "mock" version of the Newbery award. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year. The award is restricted to authors who are citizens or residents of the United States.

On January 6, 2016 a group of 15 children's and school librarians selected the following winner and honor books:

Mock Newbery Medal:

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Mock Newbery Honor Books:

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Burbaker Bradley
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The winning books were selected from the final list examined and discussed by a group of children's and school librarians following the criteria for the real Newbery committee.

On January 11 the Newbery Medal was awarded to Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson. Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: The War that Saved My Life, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley; Roller Girl, written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson; and Echo, written by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

Mock Newbery Meeting #1 Discussion List
September 30, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM
St. Andrew's School, 63 Federal Road, Barrington

Mock Newbery Meeting #2 Discussion List
November 4, 2015 6:30-8:30 PM
Hampden Meadows School, 297 New Meadow Road, Barrington

Mock Newbery Meeting #3 Discussion List
December 2, 2015 6:30-8:30 PM
Archie R. Cole Middle School, 100 Cedar Avenue, East Greenwich

Mock Newbery Voting Meeting #4 Discussion List
January 6, 2016 6:30-8:30 PM
East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Pierce Street, East Greenwich


Previous Mock Newbery Winners