5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the WHI Auditorium/Gallery
This event will be open to those working in school, public, academic, & special libraries, the book publishing industry, library school students and adults interested in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
This is not an event for Children or Teens.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON, check www.westchesterlibraryassociation.org for updates, including reading lists for all three awards, event timings, networking & discussion information and the event food menu.
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This past Wednesday night was the WLA/WLS Mock Awards event. There was a small but lively group in attendance, and we hope to grow in future years. There was time for a pizza dinner and networking, followed by breakout discussions, and then we regrouped to announce the winners.
Oh, No! by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Adam Rex
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen
For the Mock Caldecott discussion, we started by looking at each book one by one. Since this award is meant to be for the illustrations, with story as a secondary consideration, we discussed the books as we turned the pages without reading.
Some books were clearly disliked by a majority of us. Machines Go To Work In the City had beautiful pictures, but the page flaps that open in different directions are sure to be ripped easily, which we didn’t like. Others, like Baby Bear Sees Blue, were controversial — in this case, because while we loved the pictures, the title didn’t seem to fit with what the story is truly about (but as the books should not be judged on the title, this book ended up getting high marks).
After discussing all ten books, we chose five books to remove from our selection pool, then voted on the final five. The top vote-getter became our winner and the rest are our honor books.
Mock Newbery Winner
Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Mock Newbery Honors
Wonder by R.J. Polacio
Splendors & Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Miriam, who was a part of this discussion group, wrote up a summary (thanks Miriam!), which you can read: mock newbery
Here (left), Bonnie tells everyone else in attendance about the group’s voting process.
Mock Printz Winner
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Mock Printz Honors
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Code Name: Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Every Day by David Levithan
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan