Mock Mondays What Should Win?

Hi All!  It’s Becky. We are just a few weeks away from the announcement of the winner for the ALA Youth Media Awards but before we get the officially winners here are my picks for the winners of the Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Awards.

Caldecott Award



Santat’s illustrations are perfectly paired with Le’s story of a young boy learning to communicate with his grandfather.  It is heartfelt and beautiful and will hopefully win over the members of the Caldecott committee.


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Each of these books have unique and beautiful illustrations filled with subtle details that elevate these books beyond average picture books.




Yang’s semi-autobiographic book has won the hearts of readers and critics and may just win over the Newbery committee.


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Woodson’s novel is realistic and relevant, Selznick wrote the perfect early chapter book and Sidman’s non-fiction book is beautifully illustrated and inspiring.




Summers’ book about a teen girl trying to avenge her sister’s murder is haunting and intense and will hopefully get noticed by the Printz Committee.


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Khorram wrote a book that honestly looks at mental illness, Mafi’s novel gives an brutal look at prejudice in a post 9/11 world and Wang’s graphic novel is a romantic and heartfelt look at the life of a gender fluid character. Each of these books are well crafted and deserved to be recognized.

What’s your pick for this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards?  Add your picks to the comment section.

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