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LARC Mocks: 2018 Chapter Books

Working list of starred reviews to be considered for the Mock Caldecott and Newbery Award

Chapter Books

Please alpha by author. If title is already on the list, please add abbreviation and date to it. (PW = Publishers Weekly, SLJ = School Library Journal, HB = Horn Book, Kirkus = K, Booklist = BL The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books = BCCB (feel free to add other journal titles and abbreviations)

Abbott, Tony.  Denis Ever After. BL 6/1-15/18

Applegate, Katherine.  Ending #1: The Last.  BL 3/1/18, K 3/1/18, PW 3/12/18

Abawi, Atia. A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. PW 11/13/17, K 12/1/17

Abertalli, Becky and Adam Silvera. What If It's Us? PW 8/6/18

Abouet, Marguerite  Akissi: Tales of Mischief  K 4/15/18

Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. PW 1/22/18, HB 3-4/18

Acosta, Daniel.  Iron River  SLJ 10/18

Acros, Carrie.  We Are All That's Left BL 3/15/18

Adeyemi, Tomi. Children of Blood and Bone. PW 1/1/18

Ahmadi, Arvin. Down and Across. PW 10/16/17

Ahmed, Samira. Love, Hate, and Other Filters. PW 10/16/17

Akiyoshi, Rikako.  The Dark Maidens  ​SLJ 11/18

Albert, Melissa.  The Hazel Wood  K 10/15/17, PW 11/13/17, BCCB 1/18

Alexander, Kwame.  Rebound.  BL 3/15/18, K 3/15/18, HB 7-8/18

Alexander, Kwame and Mary Round.  Swing.  BL 10/1/18, ​SLJ 11/18

Almond, David. The Tale of Angelino Brown. PW 12/18/17, K 1/1/18, BCCB 3/18

Anderson, John David.  Granted  K 11/15/17, SLJ 2/18

Anderson, M.T. and Eugene Yelchin.  The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge.  BL 6/1-15/18, K 7/1/18, PW 8/6/18, HB 9-10/18

Anderson, Sophie  The House With Chicken Legs  K 7/15/18, SLJ 8/18

Andrews, Jesse. Munmun. PW 2/5/18

Applegate, Katherine.  Endling: The Last  SLJ 4/18

Arcos, Carrie. We Are All That's Left. PW 3/12/18

Arden, Katherine  Small Spaces  K 7/15/18, BL 8/18

Arnold, David.  The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik  SLJ 4/18 

Arnold, Elana K.  Damsel  SLJ 6/18, BL 8/18

Asebedo, Miranda.  The Deepest Roots.  BL 8/18

Auxier, Jonathan. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster. PW 7/9/18, BL 8/18, K 8/1/18, BCCB 9/18

Avi. The Button War: A Tale of the Great War. PW 4/9/18

Baldwin, Cindy.  Where the Watermelons Grow BL 6/1-15/18

Baldwin, James  Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood  K 6/15/18

Balliett, Blue.  Out of the Wild Night K 12/15/17

Barker, Michelle.  The House of One Thousand Eyes  SLJ 10/18

Barnett, Mac.  Mac Undercover  SLJ 7/18

Barzak, Christopher. The Gone Away Place. PW 3/12/18

Beasley, Kate. Lions & Liars. BL 5/15/18

Belford, Bibi  Another D for DeeDee  K 10/1/18

Bell, P.G.  The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery  K 8/15/18

Berquist, Emma. Devils unto Dust. PW 3/5/18

Bhathena, Tanaz. A Girl Like That. PW 11/27/17

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn  Drum Roll, Please  SLJ 2/18

Birney, Betty G. Life According to Og the Frog. PW 5/28/18, SLJ 7/18

Birdsall, Jeanne.  The Penderwicks at Last.  BL 5/1/18

Black, Holly. The Cruel Prince. PW 10/16/17

Black, Holly.  The Wicked King  SLJ 10/18

Blake, Ashley Herring. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World. PW 1/1/18, K 12/15/17, SLJ 1/18, BL 4/15/18

Bliss, Bryan.  We'll Fy Away.  BL 3/1/18, PW 4/2/18

Bliss, Harry.  Grace for Gus  K 11/15/17, HB 1- 2/18, 

Bolden, Tonya.  Inventing Victoria  ​SLJ 11/18

Boothby, Ian. Sparks! BL 2/15/18

Bowles, David.  They Call Me Guero: A Border Kid's Poems  SLJ 10/18

Bowman, Akemi Dawn.  Summer Bird Blue.  BL 6/1-15/18, SLJ 8/18

Bowman, Erin. Contagion. PW 5/14/18

Braden, Ann.  The Benefits of Being an Octopus  SLJ 8/18

Brashear, Amy.  The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction  SLJ 12/18

Brooks, Molly  Sanity & Tallulah  K 8/15/18, PW 9/17/18

Brosgol, Vera. Be Prepared. HB 5 - 6/18

Brown, Don. The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees. HB 9-10/18

Brown, Peter. The Wild Robot Escapes. BL 1/1/18

Brunetti, Ivan  3X4.  K 8/1/18, PW 10/8/18, ​SLJ 11/18

Burgis, Stephanie  The Girl With the Dragon Heart  K 10/1/18

Burgos, Hilda Eunice  Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle  K 8/15/18, SLJ 10/18

Caines, Rachel and Ann Aguirre. Honor Among Thieves. PW 12/4/17

Cajoles, Jimmy.  The Good Demon.  BL 8/18, PW 8/20/18

Calejo, Ryan  Charlie Hernandez & The League of Shadows  K 9/1/18

Caletti, Deb.  A Heart in a Body in the World.  BL 6/1-15/18, PW 7/30/18, BCCB 9/18

Callender, Kheryn.  Hurricane Child  K 12/15/17, SLJ 1/18, BL 2/1/18

Cameron, Neill.  Mega Robo Bros K 12/15/17

Cameron, Sophie.  Out of the Blue  SLJ 4/18

Capetta, Amy Rose.  The Brilliant Death  SLJ 12/18

Carroll, Emma  Strange Star  SLJ 1/18

Cartaya, Pablo.  Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish  SLJ 6/18

Cassidy, Sara  The Great Googlini  K 8/15/18

Cervantes, J.C.  The Storm Runner.  BL 8/18, SLJ 8/18

Chee, Traci.  The Storytellers  ​SLJ 11/18

Chokshi, Roshani.  The Gilded Wolves  ​SLJ 11/18

Coakley, Lena.  Wicked Nix.  BL 9/1/18

Chao, Gloria. American Panda. PW 11/20/17

Charles, Tami.  Like Vanessa K 1/15/18, BL 3/1/18

Chase, Paula  So Done  K 6/1/18, PW 6/25/18, SLJ 9/18

Chee, Traci.  The Storyteller.  BL 11/1/18

Chen, Justina.  Lovely, Dark, and Deep.  BL 6/1-15/18

Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. PW 1/1/18

Chewins, Hayley  The Turnaway Girls  K 9/1/18

Chmakova, Svetlana.  Crush  SLJ 12/18

Choldenko, Gennifer.  Al Capone Throws Me a Curve. BL 3/1/18, K 3/1/18

Choi, Mary H. K. Emergency Contact. PW 1/1/18

Choski, Roshani.  The Gilded Wolves.   BL 10/1/18

Christopher, Lucy.  Storm-Wake.  BL 5/15/18

Clare, Gwendolyn.  Ink, Iron, and Glass K 12/15/17

Clayton, Dhonielle.  The Belles K 12/1/17

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.  Finding Langston.  BL 4/15/18, K 5/1/18, SLJ 8/18, HB 9-10/18

Cohn, Rachel.  My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream LIfe.  BL 10/1/18

Colfer, Eoin & Andrew Donkin. Illegal. PW 4/30/18, K 6/1/18, BL 7/18

Connor, Leslie.  The Truth as Told By Mason Buttle  K 10/15/17, PW 11/6/17

Cornwell, Betsy.  The Forest Queen.  BL 7/18

Cotter, Charis  The Ghost Road  K 7/15/18

Creech, Sharon.  Saving Winslow  SLJ 7/18, PW 7/9/18, K 7/1/18

Crockett, Mary.  How She Died, How I Lived  ​SLJ 11/18

Crowley, Kieran. The Misfits Club. BL 1/1/18

Crowley, Suzanne. Finding Esme. BCCB 9/18

Cruz, Marie Miranda.  Everlasting Nora SLJ 7/18, K 8/15/18

Cumyn, Alan  North to Benjamin  K 9/1/18

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Journey of Little Charlie. PW 10/30/17, K 12/1/17, SLJ 1/18, BCCB 1/18, HB 3-4/18

Dabos, Christelle. A Winter's Promise: Book One of the Mirror Visitor Quartet. PW 7/9/18

Dao, Julie C.  Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix  SLJ 10/18

Dasgupta, Sayantani  The Serpent's Secret  SLJ 1/18

Daud, Somaiya.  Mirage.  BL 7/18, SLJ 7/18

Dayton, Arwen, Elys.  Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful.  BL 10/15/18, PW 10/15/18, ​SLJ 11/18

de Fombelle, Timothee.  The Book of Pearl  K 11/15/17, BCCB 3/18

DeKeyser, Stacy  The Rhino in Right Field  K 5/1/18

Dellaira, Ava. In Search of Us. PW 1/15/18

Delliquanti, Blue.  Meal  ​SLJ 11/18

Deng, Sally  Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII  K 8/15/18

Deracine, Anat. Driving by Starlight. PW 4/2/18

DeStefano, Lauren.  Dreaming Dangerous.  BL 5/1/18

DiCamillo, Kate.  Louisiana's Way Home.  BL 7/18, K 7/15/18, PW 8/13/18,  SLJ 9/18, HB 9-10/18

Doll, Jen. Unclaimed Baggage. PW 6/11/18

Dominguez, Angela  Stella Diaz Has Something to Say  SLJ 1/18

Dowell, Frances. Sam the Man and the Dragon Van Plan. BCCB 2/18

Doyle, Catherine.  The Storm Keeper's Island  ​SLJ 11/18

Draper, Sharon M.  Blended  ​SLJ 11/18

Duiker, K. Sello  The Hidden Star  K 4/1/18

Durr, Morten  Zenobia  K 8/15/18

Durst, Sarah Beth. The Stone Girl's Story. PW 2/26/18

Edge, Christopher  The Jamie Drake Equation  K 4/1/18

Ellen, Tom & Lucy Ivison.  Never Evers.  BL 9/15/18

Elliott, L. M. Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship. PW 12/11/17

Elliott, Zetta.  Dragons in a Bag  SLJ 8/18, K 8/1/18

Ellis, Sarah  Dodger Boy  K 8/1/18

Ellis, Grace.  Moonstruck, v.1: Magic to Brew.  BL 5/15/18

Elston, Ashley.  The Lying Woods  SLJ 10/18

Epstein, Adam Jay. Snared: Escape to the Above. PW 5/7/18

Evans, Lissa.  Wed Wabbit  K 12/1/17, HB 3-4/18

Falatko, Julie.  Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School. BL 4/1/18

Faruqi, Saadia  Meet Yasmin!  K 6/15/18, SLJ 7/18

Federle, Tim  Nate Expectations  K 7/1/18

Finlay, Adrianne.  Your One and Only  K 11/15/17

Fisher, Lija.  The Cryptid Catcher.  BL 7/18

Fleming, Ann Marie.  Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming  SLJ 4/18

Fletcher, Susan  Journey of the Pale Bear  K 8/15/18

Flores-Scott, Patrick.  American Road Trip.  BL 8/18, SLJ 8/18

Folman, Ari.  Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation.  BL 10/15/18

Forman, Gayle. I Have Lost My Way. PW 2/5/18

Foster, Stewart.  All the Things That Could Go Wrong  SLJ 7/18

France, Emily. Zen and Gone. PW 5/7/18

Friend, Natasha.  How We Roll  SLJ 6/18

Garcia, Mia.  The Resolutions SLJ 10/18

Gardner, Faith.  The Second Life of Ava Rivers.  BL 7/18

Gardner, Whitney  Fake Blood  K 8/15/18

Gaughen, A. C. Reign the Earth. PW 11/6/17

Gemeinhart, Dan.  Good Dog  K 12/15/17

Gephart, Donna.  In Your Shoes  SLJ 7/18

Gibney, Shannon.  Dream Country  SLJ 8/18, BL 9/1/18, BCCB 9/18

Gilbert, Kelly Loy.  Picture Us in the Light.  PW 2/12/18, BL 3/15/18, SLJ 4/18

Giles, Lamar.  Fresh Ink.  BL 5/15/18,  SLJ 6/18

Gino, Alex  You Dont Know Everything, Jilly P!  K 7/15/18, PW 7/23/18,  SLJ 9/18

Goo, Maurene.  The Way You Make Me Feel. BL 4/1/18

Gottfred, B. T. The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy. PW 3/12/18

Gratz, Alan.  Grenade.  BL 9/15/18

Greenwald, Tommy. Hooked. BCCB 1/18

Gudsnuk, Kristen.  Making Friends  SLJ 7/18

Hackl, Jo Watson  Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe  K 5/15/18

Halbrook, K.D. Smoke and Mirrors. BCCB 7-8/18

Hand, Cynthia.  My Plain Jane.  BL 3/15/18, PW 4/9/18

Hardinge, Francis. A Skinful of Shadows. HB 1-2/18

Hargrave, Kiran Millwood. The Island at the End of Everything. BL 2/1/18

Hartman, Rachel.  Tess of the Road  K 11/15/17

Hashimi, Nadia. The Sky at Our Feet. PW 1/22/18, K 1/15/18

Hautman, Pete. Otherwood. PW 7/30/18, K 8/1/18

Heidicker, Christian McKay.  Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower.  BL 6/1-15/18, BCCB 9/18

Heilig, Heidi.  For a Muse of Fire  SLJ 7/18

Henry, Katie.  Heretics Anonymous.  BL 6/1-15/18

Hernandez, Jaime The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America  K 3/15/18

Hesse, Monica.  The War Outside.  BL 6/1-15/18, SLJ 7/18, PW 7/9/18

Hills, Tad  Rocket the Brave!  K 5/15/18

Hiranandani, Veera.  The Night Diary K 1/1/18, PW 1/15/18, SLJ 1/18

Hitchcock, Shannon.  One True Way  K 12/15/17

Holczer, Tracy. Everything Else in the Universe. PW 4/16/18

Holland, Elise.  The Thorn Queen   SLJ 9/18

Holm, Jennifer  Miss Communication  K 5/1/18

Hosseini, Khaled.  Sea Prayer.  BL 8/18

Hutchinson, Shaun David. The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza. PW 12/11/17

Ireland, Justina. Dread Nation. PW 1/29/18

Ireland, Justina.  Scream Site.  BL 7/18

Jacobson, Jennifer Richard.  The Dollar Kids  SLJ 8/18

Jackson, Tiffany D.  Monday's Not Coming SLJ 4/18, PW 4/23/18

Janowitz, Jessie. The Doughnut Fix. BCCB 4/18

Jensen, Lisa. Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge. PW 5/14/18

Johnson, Jaleigh  The Door to the Lost  K 5/1/18

Johnson, Maureen. Truly Devious. PW 10/23/17

Johnson, Terry Lynn.  Avalanche!   K 10/15/2017

Johnson, Varian  The Parker Inheritance  SLJ 12/17, K 1/1/18, HB 3-4/18, BCCB 4/18

Jun, Nie.  My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder.  BL 7/18

Kadohata, Cynthia. Checked. PW 12/4/17, BL 1/1/18

Kalmar, Daphne.  A Stitch in Time. PW 4/23/18, BL 5/15/18

Kaplan, Maxine. The Accidental Bad Girl. PW 3/19/18

Kaufman, Amie.  Ice Wolves  K 12/15/17

Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay.  Obsidio. BL 4/1/18

Keller, Tae.  The Science of Breakable Things  K 12/15/17

Kelly, Erin Entrada  You Go First  SLJ 12/17, BCCB 4/18

Kephart, Beth. Wild Blues. PW 4/16/18, BL 6/1-15/18

Khorram, Adib. Darius the Great is Not Okay. PW 6/4/18, SLJ 8/18

Kidd, Ronald.  Lord of the Mountain  SLJ 8/18

Kiely, Brendan. Tradition. PW 3/12/18

Kiernan, Celine  Begone the Raggedy Witches  K 8/15/18

Kim, Michelle. Running through Sprinklers. BCCB 4/18

Kisner, Adrienne.  Dear Rachel Maddow   SLJ 6/18

Klages, Ellen.  Out of Left Field.  BL 3/15/18, K 3/1/18, PW 4/2/18

Knight, Xanthe Gresham.  Wild Swans  K 1/15/18

Konen, Leah.  Love and Other Train Wrecks   K 10/15/2017

Konigsberg, Bill.  The Music of What Happens  ​SLJ 11/18

Krosoczka, Jarrett, J. Hey, Kiddo. PW 7/30/18, BL 9/15/18

Krulik, Nancy. Grilled Cheese and Dragons. PW 10/30/17

Kuipers, Alice.  Polly Diamond and the Magic Book.  BL 4/15/18

Kuhlmann, Torben.  Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure  SLJ 8/18

LaFleur, Suzanne.  Counting to Perfect.  BL 9/1/18

Lafrenais, Amanda.  FTL, Y'all!  SLJ 10/18

Laperla, Artur.  The Epic Origin of Super Potato  SLJ 7/18

Larson, Hope  All Summer Long  K 3/15/18

Lasky, Kathryn  The Den of Forever Forest  K 8/15/18

Lasky, Kathryn.  The Quest of the Cubs  K 11/15/17

Lawson, Richard. All We Can Do is Wait. PW 11/27/17

Lee, Mackenzi.  The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy.  BL 9/1/18

Lee, Yoon Ha.  Dragon Pearl   SLJ 9/18,  K 9/15/18

Legrand, Claire.  Sawkill Girls.  BL 6/1-15/18, SLJ 8/18, PW 9/3/18

Levine, Kristin  The Jigsaw Jungle  K 5/1/18

Levithan, David. Someday.  BL 8/18

Levy, Dana Alison  It Wasn't Me  K 9/1/18, PW 9/17/18, SLJ 10/18

Lewis, Gill  A Story Like the Wind  K 8/1/18, SLJ 10/18

Lien, Henry. Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword. PW 1/29/18

Lindelauf, Benny  Tortot, The Cold Fish Who Lost His World and Found His Heart  k 3/1/18

London, Alex.  Black Wings Beating  SLJ 10/18

Love, Damien. Monstrous Devices. PW 10/8/18

Lu, Marie. Wildcard. PW 7/23/18

Lucas, Rachael. The State of Grace. PW 6/18/18

Lucier, Makiia. Isle of Blood and Stone. PW 3/5/18

Lyons, CJ.  The Color of Lies  SLJ 10/18

Maberry, Jonathan.  Broken Lands.  BL 10/1/18

Maciejewski, Mark  Electric Boogerloo  K 4/1/18

Mack, Jeff  Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake  K 5/1/18

MacKnight, Wendy McLeod.  The Frame-Up.  BL 5/1/18

MacLachlan, Patricia  My Father's Words  K 8/1/18, PW 8/27/18, BL 9/1/18

Mafi, Tahereh.  A Very Large Expanse of Sea. BL 9/15/18

Magoon, Kekla.  The Season of Styx Malone  SLJ 6/18, K 8/1/18, HB 9-10/18, PW 9/17/18

Magras, Diane. The Mad Wolf's Daughter. PW 1/8/18

Makechnie, Amy  The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair  K 5/1/18, BL 6/1-15/18

Maldonado, Torrey.  Tight  SLJ 8/18

Marsh, Katherine  Nowhere Boy  K 7/1/18, BCCB 7 -8/18, SLJ 9/18

Marshall, Kate Alice.  I Am Still Alive.  BL 6/1-15/18

Mass, Wendy and Rebecca Stead. Bob. PW 3/5/18, BL 5/1/18

Mather, Janice Lynn.  Learning to Breathe SLJ 4/18

Mattick, Lindsay.  Winnie's Great War  SLJ 9/18

McAnulty, Stacy  The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl  SLJ 2/18, K 3/15/18, PW 4/2/18

McCoy, Mary.  I, Claudia.  BL 9/1/18

McGaffin, Pam.  The Leaving Year  SLJ 8/18

McGhee, Alison.  What I Leave Behind. BL 3/1/18, PW 3/26/18

McGuire, Sarah  The Flight of Swans  K 7/15/18

McKay, Hilary.  Love to Everyone.  BL 8/18

McKinney, L.L.  A Blade So Black.  BL 9/1/18

McLemore, Anna-Marie.  Blanca & Roja.  BL 9/1/18

McNally, Janet.  The Looking Glass.  BL 5/1/18

McNeill, Malcolm.  The Beginning Woods K 1/15/18

Medina, Meg.  Merci Suarez Changes Gears.  BL 6/1-15/18, SLJ 7/18, K 7/15/18, PW 8/6/18, HB 9-10/18

Melton, Sandhya. From Twinkle, with Love. BL 4/1/18

Meriano, Anna.  A Dash of Trouble   K 10/15/2017

Messner, Kate  Breakout  SLJ 2/18, PW 4/16/18

Milford, Kate  Bluecrowne: A Greenglass House Story  K 7/15/18, BL 8/18

Millard, Glenda.  The Stars at Oktober Bend. PW 3/26/18,  SLJ 4/18

Miller, Darcy.  Margot and Mateo Save the World.  BL 7/18

Miller, Samuel.  A Lite Too Bright  SLJ 4/18

Milman, Derek. Scream All Night. PW 5/21/18

Moriarity, Jaclyn. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone. HB 9-10/18

Morrissey, Bridget. What You Left Me. PW 4/16/18

Mosier, Paul.  Echo's Sister.  BL 7/18

Munday, Evan.  Connect the Scotts: Teh Dead Kid Detective Agency  SLJ 10/18

Murdock, Catherine.  The Book of Boy  K 11/15/17, BL 2/15/18, HB 7-8/18

Murphy, Julie. Puddin'. PW 2/19/18

Murrow, Vita Weinstein  Power to the Princess  K 8/1/18

Na, An. The Place Between Breaths. PW 1/8/18, BL 3/1/18

Neri, G.  Grand Theft Horse.  BL 9/15/18

Nesbet, Anne. The Orphan Band of Springdale. PW 2/12/18, BCCB 4/18

Ness, Patrick. And the Ocean Was Our Sky. PW 8/6/18, BL 8/18, SLJ 8/18, BCCB 9/18

Nijkamp, Marieke.  Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens.  BL 9/1/18

Ngan, Natasha. Girls of Paper and Fire. PW 8/20/18

Nielsen, Susin.  No Fixed Address  SLJ 6/18, K 7/1/18

Nijkamp, Marieke. Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. PW 10/22/18

Norton, Preston.  Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe.  PW 3/12/18, BL 5/1/18

Nwaubani, Adaoi Tricia.  Buried beneath the Baoba Tree.  BL 6/1-15/18, PW 7/30/18

O'Connor, George.  Hermes Tales of the Trickster  K 12/15/17

Older, Daniel Jose. Dactyl Hill Squad. PW 7/16/18, SLJ 8/18

Oliver, Lauren.  Broken Things.  BL 7/18

O'Neill, Katie.  Aquicorn Cove  SLJ 7/18

Ormsbee, K.E.  The House in Poplar Wood  K 6/15/18, PW 7/2/18, SLJ 8/18

Orr, Wendy  Swallow's Dance  K 8/15/18, BL 10/1/18, SLJ 10/18

Oshiro, Mark.  Anger is a Gift SLJ 4/18

Ostertag, Molly Knox  The Hidden Witch  K 9/15/18

Pan, Emily X. R. The Astonishing Color of After. PW 1/22/18

Parkinson, Sioghan  Miraculous Miranda  K 8/1/18

Parr, Maria.  Astrid the Unstoppable.  BL 11/1/18

Pattou, Edith.  West  SLJ 8/18

Pearce, Philippa. Tom's Midnight Garden. PW 3/5/18

Penaflor, Lygia Day.  All of This is True  SLJ 6/18

Perkins, Lynne Rae. Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea. PW 2/19/18, BL 3/1/18, BCCB 5/18

Petruck, Rebecca.  Boy Bites Bug.  BL 3/1/18

Phelan, Matt.  Knights vs. Dinosaurs  SLJ 6/18, K 7/15/18, PW 8/27/18, BL 9/15/18

Pilkey, Dav  Lord of the Fleas  K 8/1/18

Pirates, The Story and Geoff Rodkey. Stuck in the Stone Age. PW 12/18/17

Pla, Sally J.  Stanley Will Probably Be Fine  K 11/15/17

Polisner, Gae.  In Sight of Stars.  BL 3/1/18

Pollack, Tom.  This Story is a Lie   SLJ 6/18, BL 8/18

Ponti, James  Trapped!  K 6/15/18

Potter, Ellen.  Big Foot and Little Foot. BL 3/1/18

Priest, Cherie.  The Agony House.  BL 8/18

Pullman, Philip.  The Book of Dust La Belle Sauvage  K 11/15/17

Purcell, Kim.  This is Not a Love Letter  K 11/1/17

Qualey, Marcha. Gracie LaRoo at Pig Jubilee. BCCB 3/18

Renier, Aaron  The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon  K 8/15/18

Respicio, Mae  The House That Lou Built  K 3/15/18

Reynolds, Jason  Sunny  K 4/15/18, BL 5/1/18

Reynolds, Jason.  Lu.  BL 10/1/18, SLJ 10/18

Rhodes, Jewell Parker  Ghost Boys  SLJ 1/18, BL 2/1/18, PW 2/19/18

Ribay, Randy. After the Shot Drops. PW 1/15/18

Richmond, Caroline Tung  Live in Infamy: A companion to The Only Thing to Fear  SLJ 1/18

Rivers, Karen.  You Are Everything  SLJ 7/18, BL 10/1/18

Rocklin, Joanne. Love, Penelope. BL 1/1/18

Rosen, L.C.  Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)  SLJ 7/18, BL 9/15/18

Rylant, Cynthia. Rosetown. PW 2/26/18, BL 5/1/18

Saeed, Aisha  Amal Unbound  K 4/1/18,  SLJ 6/18

Safi, Aminah Mae. Not the Girls You're Looking For. PW 4/9/18

Salter, Charlotte  Where the Woods End  K 6/1/18

Sanderson, Brandon. Skyward. PW 10/8/18

Sappingfield, Eliot.  A Problematic Paradox  K 12/15/17

Schaeffer, Rebecca.  Not Even Bones.  BL 7/18

Schmatz, Pat.  The Key to Every Thing.  BL 4/15/18

Schoffstall, John  Half-Witch  K 5/1/18

Schrefer, Eliot.  Orphaned  SLJ 10/18

Schrefer, Eliot.  Mez's Magic   K 10/15/2017

Schusterman, Michelle  Spell & Spindle  K 4/15/18

Schwab, Victoria. City of Ghosts. PW 7/2/18

Scott, Patrick Flores. American Road Trip. PW 7/16/18

Sell, Chad.  The Cardboard Kingdom  SLJ 4/18, K 4/1/18, PW 4/16/18, BCCB 5/18, BL 5/15/18

Selznick, Brian and David Serlin. Baby Monkey, Private Eye. PW 11/20/17, K 12/15/17, SLJ 1/18, BCCB 3/18, HB 5-6/18

Shabazz, Ilyasah with Renee Watson  Betty Before X. PW 10/30/17, SLJ 12/17, K 11/1/17

Sharpe, Tess and Jessica Spotswood. Toil and Trouble: 16 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. PW 10/22/18

Shusterman, Neal. Thunderhead. PW 11/6/17, K 12/15/17

Shusterman, Neal & Jarrod Shusterman.  Dry.  BL 8/18, PW 8/27/18, SLJ 10/18

Simon, T.R.  Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground  K 8/1/18, HB 9-10/18, ​SLJ 11/18

Simonet, Andrew.  Wilder.  BL 11/1/18

Small, David.  Home After Dark.  BL 6/1-15/18

Smibert, Angie. Bone's Gift. BCCB 4/18

Smith, Andrew.  Rabbit & Robot.  BL 6/1-15/18, PW 7/9/18

Smith, Cynthia Leitich.  Hearts Unbroken  SLJ 10/18

Soria, Destiny.  Beneath the Citadel  SLJ 8/18

Sorosiak, Carlie.  Wild Blue Wonder.  BL 3/1/18

Spotswood, Jessica & Tess Sharpe.  Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft.  BL 5/1/18

Stamper, Vesper.  What the Night Sings  K 11/15/17, PW 11/20/17

Steele, Hamish.  Deadendia: The Watcher's Test, v.1.  BL 7/18, SLJ 8/18

Steiger, A.J.  When My Heart Joins the Thousand  K 11/1/17

Steinke, Aron Nels  Mr Wolf's Class K 3/15/18

Stevens, April.  The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley  K 11/1/17

Stewart, Martin. The Sacrifice Box. PW 6/4/18

Stoddard, Lindsey.  Just Like Jackie  K 11/1/17

Stone, Nic.  Odd One Out.  BL 9/1/18

Stone, Tamara Ireland. Little Do We Know. PW 4/9/18

Stokes, Maura Ellen.  Fadeaway.  BL 4/15/18

Stokes, Paula.  Hidden Pieces.  BL 5/1/18

Strasser, Todd. Price of Duty. BL 4/1/18

Strohm, Stephanie Kate.  Love a la Mode.  BL 9/15/18

Suma, Nova Ren.  A Room Away from the Wolves  SLJ 8/18, BCCB 9/18

Summers, Courtney. Sadie. PW 8/6/18, SLJ 8/18

Sutherland, Tui T.  The Dragonet Prohecy  K 12/15/17

Swanson, Matthew.  Two's a Crowd: The Real McCoys  ​SLJ 11/18

Tahir, Sabaa.  A Reaper at the Gates. BL 5/15/18

Tamaki, Mariko.  Supergirl: Being Super.  BL 5/15/18

Tan, Shaun. Tales from the Inner City. PW 8/27/18, SLJ 10/18

Taylor, Laini.  Muse of Nightmares.  BL 8/18

Tetri, Emily.  Tiger vs. Nightmare  SLJ 12/18

Thomas, Jan. My Friends Make Me Happy! PW 10/30/17

Tonatiuh, Duncan.  Undocumented: A Worker's Fight.  BL 9/15/18

Thrash, Maggie.  Lost Soul, Be at Peace  SLJ 8/18

Tingle, Tim.  A Name Earned  K 1/1/18

Townsend, Jessica  Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow  K 10/15/18

Tucholke, April Genevieve. The Bonless Mercies. PW 9/10/18

Turnage, Sheila  The Law of Finders Keepers  K 7/15/18, BL 8/18

Tyre, Lisa Lewis.  Hope in the Holler  K 12/15/17

Urban, Linda. Road Trip with Max and His Mom. BCCB 4/18

Ukazu, Ngozi. Check Please!  #Hockey.  BL 7/18, SLJ 8/18

Uss, Christina  The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle  K 4/1/18

Varon, Sara. New Shoes. PW 1/15/18

Vaughn, Sarah.  Sleepless: Vol. 1  SLJ 10/18

Verdi, Jessica.  And She Was  K 1/1/18

Vernon, Ursula.  Whiskerella  K 11/1/17

Viorst, Judith  Lulu is Getting a Sister  SLJ 2/18

Vivian, Siobhan. Stay Sweet. PW 2/19/18

Voigt, Cynthia  Toaff's Way  K 5/15/18

Youngblood, Leslie  Love Like Sky  K 10/1/18

Walden, Tillie.  On a Sunbeam.  BL 9/15/18, SLJ 10/18

Wallace, Kali  City of Islands  K 5/1/18

Walton, Leslye. The Price Guide to the Occult. PW 1/8/18

Walz, Jason.  Last Pick.  BL 9/15/18

Wang, Jen. The Prince and the Dressmaker. PW 12/11/17, HB 3-4/18

Westerfield, Scott.  Spill Zone: The Broken Vow.  BL 7/18

Weymouth, Laura E. The Light Between the Worlds. PW 9/3/18, SLJ 12/18

Weyr, Garret. The Language of Spells. BL 4/1/18, K 5/15/18

White, J. A. Nightbooks. PW 5/14/18

White, Kiersten. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. PW 7/23/18

Whitesides, Tyler.  The Wishmakers  K 11/1/17

Wiles, Deborah  A Long Line of Cakes   K 5/15/18

Willems, Mo.  The Itchy Book  SLJ 6/18

Willems, Mo.  I Lost My Tooth!  SLJ 8/18

Williamson, Victoria  The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle  K 8/15/18

Winfrey, Kerry. Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It. PW 5/21/18

Woods, Matilda. The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker. PW 3/19/18, BL 4/15/18

Woodson, Jacqueline. Harbor Me. PW 5/21/18, BL 7/18, K 7/1/18, SLJ 8/18

Wyk, C. V. Blood and Sand. PW 11/13/17

Wynne-Jones, Tim. The Ruinous Sweep. PW 4/16/18

Yang, Kelly.  Front Desk.  BL 4/15/18, K 3/15/18, BCCB 5/18

Yoo, Paula  The Perfect Gift  K 4/1/18

Yu, Mimi.  The Girl King  SLJ 10/18

Zoboi, Ibi.  Pride  SLJ 7/18, PW 8/13/18

Zusak, Markus. Bridge of Clay. PW 8/6/18, BL 9/1/18

Newbery Criteria

1. In identifying “distinguished contribution to American literature,” defined as text, in a book for children,

a. Committee members need to consider the following:

  • Interpretation of the theme or concept
  • Presentation of information including accuracy, clarity, and organization
  • Development of a plot
  • Delineation of characters
  • Delineation of a setting
  • Appropriateness of style.

Note: Because the literary qualities to be considered will vary depending on content, the committee need not expect to find excellence in each of the named elements. The book should, however, have distinguished qualities in all of the elements pertinent to it.

b.Committee members must consider excellence of presentation for a child audience.

2. Each book is to be considered as a contribution to American literature. The committee is to make its decision primarily on the text. Other components of a book, such as illustrations, overall design of the book, etc., may be considered when they make the book less effective.

3. The book must be a self-contained entity, not dependent on other media (i.e., sound or film equipment) for its enjoyment.
Note: The committee should keep in mind that the award is for literary quality and quality presentation for children. The award is not for didactic content or popularity.

Adopted by the ALSC Board, January 1978. Revised, Midwinter 1987. Revised, Annual 2008.