The WLA/WLS Mock Awards Results Are In!


The Night Gardener by Terry Fan, illustrated by Eric Fan


Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes

The Storyteller by Evan Turk

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel


Ghost by Jason Reynolds


Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson


March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell


The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

A great time was had by all who attended. Thanks to WLA  for providing funds for the food and to the Westchester Library System for purchasing downloadable e-copies of the books we discussed.

This event would not have been possible without the help of many volunteers.

Thank you to  the following individuals:

-Tracey Jackson & Z (Mock Award Coordinators)

-Suzy Zavarella (venue site co-odinator)

-Carolyn Gallagher & Tara Phetean (Caldecott Co-Discussion Leaders)

-Susan Polos & Aili Whelan (Newbery Co-Discussion Leaders)

-Elizabeth Coppola & Z (Printz Co-Discussion Leaders)

The above individuals came together as a great team, giving of their time and energy to provide this important literary and professional development opportunity.

Thanks to all those who attended and participated in a lively discussion!

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.