This Mock Newbery Toolkit provides direction, context, and suggestions for holding a Mock Newbery with your patrons, students, and readers of any age. Detailing the most important aspects of the award selection process, this toolkit provides an accessible framework for communities to practice and enjoy the discussion of distinguished books. This toolkit is designed to be used virtually or in-person.
This toolkit draws from the experience of ALSC members, including past Newbery committee members, and is based on the real criteria and procedures found in the Newbery Manual. Learn more about the award on the Newbery Medal homepage and learn more about the centennial on the Newbery 100 page.