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LARC Mocks: 2022 Chapter Books

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

2022 Chapter Books

Adam, Jennifer. Lark and the Wild Hunt. K 5/1/22, BL 7/22

Adodo, Edudzi. Children of Stardust. K 8/15/22, BL 10/1/22

Adler, Dahlia. At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined. PW 10/17/22

Adler, Dahlia. Home Field Advantage. PW 4/25/22

Ahmed, Samira. Amira & Hamza: The Quest for the Ring of Power. K 7/15/22

Ahmed, Samira. Hollow Fires. PW 3/28/22

Albert, Melissa. Our Crooked Hearts. PW 4/18/22, BL 5/1/22

Alexander, Kwame.  The Door of No Return. K 7/1/22, PW 8/1/22, BL 8/22, HB 9/22, SLJ 9/22

Ali, S.K.  Love from Mecca to Medina.  BL 10/1/22

Allen, Kari.  Maddie and Mabel. SLJ 3/22, K 10/1/22

Almond, David. Brand New Boy.  K 3/15/22

Alstn, B.B.  Amari and the Great Game. K 7/15/22

Alston, Bria. Melody Lifts Her Voice. SLJ 3/22

Anderson, Beth.  Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence.  K 12/15/21

Anderson, Jodi Lynn.  Each Night Was Illuminated.  BL 9/1/22

Anderson, Lily. Scout's Honor. PW 2/21/22, BL 5/1/22

Anderson, Sophie. The Castle of Tangled Magic. PW 1/10/22

Anderson, John David.  Riley's Ghost.  BL 12/1/21

Andrews, Christiane M.  Wolfish.  BL 11/1-15/22

Applebaum, Kirsty.  Lifeling.  K 2/1/22, PW 2/14/22

Applegate, Katherine.  Doggo and Pupper Save the World. SLJ 3/22

Applegate, Katherine. Odder. PW 8/1/22, BL 8/22

Arango, Andrea Beatriz.  Iveliz Explains It All. K 7/15/22

Arnold, Elana K.  Just Harriet.  K 12/15/21, PW 1/3/22

Atinuke, Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls. HB 9/22, K 9/1/22

Atkinson, Cale.  Super Family! K 10/15/22

Atta, Dean.  Only on the Weekends.  BL 4/15/22

Avi.  Loyalty.  SLJ 12/21

Avi.  City of Magic.  BL 5/15/22

Axelrod, Jadzia. Galaxy: The Prettiest Star. PW 4/11/22

Badua, Tracy.  Freddie Vs. The Family Curse.  K 3/1/22

Bajaj, Varsha.  Thirst. SLJ 8/22

Balcarcel, Rebecca.  Shine On, Luz Veliz!  SLJ 7/22

Barker, Kathryn. Walking Romeo. PW 11/15/21

Baskin, Nora Raleigh & Gae Polisner.  Consider the Ocotpus.  K 2/15/22

Barnett, Mac. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza. PW 4/11/22, SLJ 5/22

Barnhill, Kelly.  The Ogress and the Orphans.  K 1/15/22, PW 1/31/22, BCCB 1/22, BL 2/1/22

Barry, Michelle A.  Moongarden.  BL 10/15/22

Bayron, Kalynn. The Vanquishers. PW 7/4/22

Beaudoin-Masse, Laurence.  Suck It in and Smile.  BL 10/1/22

Beil, Michael D.  Wreck at Ada's Reef.  K 12/15/21

Blake, Kendare.  In Every Generation.  BL 12/15/21

Blum, Isaac. The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen. PW 7/25/22, HB 11/22

Booth, Coe.  Caprice. K 3/15/22, PW 4/11/22, HB 11/22

Borba, Adam. Outside Nowhere.  K 8/15/22

Brandon, James.  The Edge of Being.  BL 9/15/22

Broach, Elise. Duet. PW 4/11/22, BL 5/1/22

Broaddus, Maurice.  Unfadeable.  K 2/1/22, BL 2/15/22, SLJ 5/22

Brown, Echo.  The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey.  BL 11/1-15/21

Brown, Rosanne A.  Shuri & T'Challa: Into the Heartlands.  BL 4/15/22, K 5/15/22

Brown, Rosanne A.  Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting.  K 8/1/22, PW 8/8/22,  BL 9/1/22

Brown, Waka T.  Dream, Annie, Dream.  K 11/1/21, BL 1/1-15/22

Browne, Mahogany L. Vinyl Moon. PW 12/6/21

Budhos, Marina.  We Are All We Have.  BL 10/1/22

Bunce, Elizabeth.  In Myrtle Peril.  K 8/15/22

Burrows, Sophie.  Crushing.  BL 1/1-15/22

Burton, Jessie. Medusa. PW 12/6/21

Buyea, Rob.  The Daredevils. SLJ 9/22

Byron, Lucie.  Thieves.  BL 9/15/22

Calabrese, Keith.  Wild Ride.  K 12/15/21, PW 3/7/22

Caletti, Deb. The Epic Story of Every Living Thing. PW 7/11/22, BL 9/1/22

Callender, Kacen. Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution. PW 7/4/22

Callender, Kacen. Moonflower. PW 7/18/22

Capetta, A. R. and Wade Roush. Tasting Light: Ten Science Fiction Stories to Rewire Your Perceptions. PW 9/5/22

Capin, Hannah. I am Margaret Moore. PW 1/31/22

Cartaya, Pablo.  The Last Beekeeper. SLJ 8/22

Case, Jonathan.  Little Monarchs.  BL 2/1/22, K 2/15/22

Castellanos, Alexis. Isla to Island. PW 2/7/22, K 3/1/22

Castillo, Lauren.  Our Friend Hedgehog: A Place to Call Home.  K 10/1/22, BL 10/15/22

Cate, Annette LeBlanc.  A Dragon Used to Live Here. K 4/1/22

Chee, Traci. A Thousands Steps Into Night. PW 1/31/22

Chima, Cina Williams. Children of Ragnarok. PW 9/19/22

Chmakova, Svetlana.  Enemies.  BL 9/15/22

Chokshi, Roshani. Aru Shah and The Nectar of Immortality. K 3/15/22

Chokshi, Roshani. Aru Shah and the End of Time.  K 5/15/22

Christmas, Johnnie.  Swim Team.  K 3/15/22, SLJ 4/22, PW 4/18/22

Ciccarelli, Kristen. Edgewood. BCCB 12/21

Cisneros, Ernesto.  Falling Short.  K 1/15/22, PW 1/24/22

Clark, Zack. The Lock-Eater. BCCB 12/21, SLJ 12/21

Clarke, Lane. Love Times Infinity. PW 6/6/22

Clayton, Dhonielle.. The Marvellers.  K 3/15/22, PW 4/4/22, SLJ 6/22

Cohen, Jennieke, My Fine Fellow. PW 12/6/21

Comrie, Courtne.  Rain Rising.  K 8/1/22, PW 8/15/22

Corell, Matthew.  Cornbread & Poppy.  K 5/15/22

Cordova, Zoraida.  Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales across Realms and Space.  BL 1/1-15/22, PW 1/3/22

Cordova, Zoraida.  Valentina Salazar Is Not a Monster.  BL 5/1/22, PW 5/9/22

Cornwell, Betsy.  Reader, I Murdered Him.  PW 10/31/22, BL 11/1-15/22

Crowder, Melanie. Jumper. PW 5/9/22

Culley, Betty.  The Natural Genius of Ants.  BL 5/1/22

Daly, Niki. Fly High, Lolo. SLJ 4/22

DasGupta, Sayantani. Debating Darcy. PW 1/10/22

Dassori, Melissa.  J.R. Silver Writes Her World.  BL 6/1-15/22

Davies, Jacqueline. The Bridge Battle.  K 9/15/22

Deen, Natasha.  The Ghost Tree.  SLJ 9/22

de Fombelle, Timothee.  The Wind Rises.  BL 9/1/22

de Leon, Aya.  Undercover Latina. K 8/15/22

Delahaye, Rachel.  Little Owl Rescue. SLJ 3/22

Deonn, Tracy.  Bloodmarked.  BL 11/1-15/22

Deveney, JC.  Giantess.  BL 10/15/22

Dhillon, Navdeep Singh.  Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions.  BL 11/1-15/21

Diederich, Phillipe.  Diamond Park.  BL 3/1/22

Dolenski, Shannon. Gabe in the After. BCCB 5/22

Dragonwagon, Crescent.  Will It Be Okay? K 8/15/22

Druzin, Meira. Honey and Me.  K 9/1/22

DuBois, Caroline Brooks. Ode to a Nobody. PW 9/26/22

Dugan, Jennifer. Coven. BL 7/22

Dugan, Jennifer.  Melt with You.  BL 6/1-15/22

Eagar, Lindsay. The Patron Thief of Bread. PW 3/14/22, K 4/1/22, BCCB 4/22, SLJ 6/22

Eagle, Judith.  The Pear Affair.  K 2/1/22

Earle, Phil.  When the Sky Falls.  BL 5/15/22, SLJ 5/22

Edkins Willis, Maggie.  Smaller Sister. K 3/15/22

Elliott, L.M.  Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves.  K 1/15/22, PW 1/31/22, BL 3/1/22, SLJ 3/22

Elliott, Rachel. The Real Riley Mayes. PW 4/18/22

Elliot, Zetta & Lyn Miller-Lachmann.  Moonwalking.  BL 2/15/22

Elliott, Zetta.  Moonwalking.  K 2/15/22

Ellis, Deborah. Step. SLJ 4/22

Engle, Margarita.  Singing With Elephants. K 3/1/22, PW 4/11/22

Everett, Sarah.  How to Live without You.  BL 5/1/22

Fairbairn, Nathan. Paws: Mindy Makes Some Space. K 10/15/22

Fajardo, Kat. Miss Quinces. SLJ 5/22

Farizan, Sara. Dead Flip. BL 7/22

Faulkner, Matt. My Nest of Silence. PW 9/5/22, HB 11/22

Ferguson, Jen. The Summer of Bitter and Sweet. PW 4/11/22, BL 5/1/22

Fernandez, Caroline. Asha and Baz Meet Mary Sherman Morgan. SLJ 8/22

Fernandez, Kelly.  Manu.  SLJ 12/21

Ferry, Beth. The Invisible Whale. PW 1/10/22

Formato, Jaime.  Roll for Initiative K 9/1/22

Foxe, Steve.  Costume Capers. SLJ 5/22

Frick, Kit. Very Bad People. PW 2/14/22

Friend, Natasha.  The Wolves Are Waiting.  BL 2/15/22

Fullerton, Alma. Flipping Forward Twisting Backward. PW 6/6/22

Fuston, Margie. Cruel Illusions. PW 10/24/22

Galligan, Gale.  Freestyle.  K 8/15/22, HB 11/22

Gansworth, Eric. My Good Man. PW 10/24/22

Gao, Laura. Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American. PW 1/10/22

Gemeinhart, Dan. The Midnight Children. BL 7/22

Getten, Kereen.  If You Read This.  K 7/15/22

Gino, Alex. Alice Austen Lived Here. PW 2/21/22, BL 3/1/22

Glaser, Karina Yan.  A Duet for Home,  PW 2/7/22, K 2/15/22

Gold, Hannah.  The Lost Whale.  K 9/1/22

Gomera-Tavarez, Camille.  High Spirits: Short Stories on Dominican Diaspora.  BL 2/15/22, PW 2/21/22

Gong, Chloe. Foul Lady Fortune. PW 7/18/22, BL 10/15/22

Gonzales, Sophie. Never Ever Getting Back Together. PW 10/10/22, BL 12/1-15/22

Gonzalez, Christina. The Bluest Sky.  K 8/1/22

Gonzalez, Christina Diaz.  Invisible.  SLJ 8/22

Grabenstein, Chris.  Mr. Lemoncello's Very First Game.  BL 4/1/22

Grant, Shauna.  Mimi and the Cutie Catastrophe.  SLJ 7/22

Grehan, Meg. Baby Teeth. PW 4/4/22

Grey, Melissa. Valiant Ladies. PW 5/2/22, BL 5/15/22

Griffith, Evan.  Manatee Summer.  BL 6/1-15/22

Grimsley, Jim.  The Dove in the Belly.  BL 5/15/22

Guerrero, Tanya.  Adrift.  BL 9/1/22

Guillory, Sarah.  Nowhere Better Than Here.  K 8/1/22, SLJ 9/22

Guojing. The Flamingo. PW 7/18/22, K 9/1/22, HB 11/22

Gustafson, Cassie. The Secrets We Keep. PW 10/3/22

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.  The School for Whatnots.  K 1/1/22, BL 4/15/22

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Secret Letters. SLJ 7/22, PW 8/8/22

Hahn, Dee. The Grave Thief. SLJ 2/22

Hale, Bruce. Clark the Shark: Friends Forever.  SLJ 4/22

Hammonds, Jas.  We Deserve Monuments.  PW 10/31/22, BL 11/1-15/22

Hanaor, Ziggy. Alte Zachen/Old Things. PW 8/1/22

Hancox, Lewis. Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure. BCCB 5/22

Hand, Cynthia & others.  My Imaginary Mary.  BL 6/1-15/22

Hansen, Dustin.  The Legend of the Dream Giants.  K 1/1/22

Harrington, C.C. Wildoak. K 7/15/22, PW 8/8/22

Hartman, Rachel.  In the Serpent's Wake.  BL 12/15/21

Hassan, Rochelle.  The Prince of Nowhere.  K 3/15/22

Hautman, Pete. The Rat Queen. BL 8/22

Hay, Sam. Happily Ever After Rescue Team. SLJ 2/22

Haydu, Corey Ann. Lawless Spaces. PW 11/29/21

Heagerty, Mat.  Lumberjackula.  SLJ 8/22

Henkes, Kevin.  Oh, Sal.  K 8/1/22, BL 8/22, HB 9/22

Hicks, Faith Erin. Ride On. PW 7/4/22, SLJ 8/22

Ho, Joanna. The Silence That Binds Us. PW 5/23/22

Horne, Maggie.  Hazel Hill is Gonna Win This One.  K 8/15/22

Howell, Destiny. High Score. PW 4/25/22, BL 5/15/22

Huerta, Lizz. The Lost Dreamer. BCCB 4/22

Hunter, Eric.  Exile From Shadowclan.  K 4/1/22

Hur, June.  The Red Palace.  BL 1/1-15/22

Hutchinson, Shaun David.  Howl.  BL 1/1-15/22

Ibanez, Isabel.  Together We Burn.  BL 4/1/22

Ireland, Justina.  Rust in the Root.  PW 8/15/22, BL 9/1/22

Iwai, Melissa.  Gigi and Ojiji.  SLJ 4/22

Jackson, Tiffany D. The Weight of Blood. PW 8/1/22

Johnson, Maureen. Nine Liars. PW 10/24/22

Johnson, Varian.  Mister Miracle: The Great Escape.  BL 1/1-15/22

Kagawa, Julie. Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coati.  SLJ 5/22

Kamatani, Yukhi.  Shonen Note: Boy Soprano, v.1.  BL 11/1-15/22

Kaneshiro, Muneyuki.  Blue Lock, v. 1.  BL 9/15/22

Kaneshiro, Muneyuki.  Blue Lock, v. 2.  BL 9/15/22

Kann, Victoria.  Pinkalicious: Kindergarten Fun.  SLJ 4/22

Kao, The.  Magical Boy, v.1.  BL 1/1-15/22

Katouh, Zoulfa. As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow. PW 7/11/22, HB 11/22

Keller, Tae,  Jennifer Chan is Not Alone. K 3/15/22, SLJ 4/22, BCCB 4/22, BL 5/1/22

Kelly, Erin Entrada.  Those Kids From Fawn Creek.  K 1/1/22, PW 1/31/22

Kemmerer, Brigid. Forging Silver Into Stars. PW 5/2/22

Kemp, Laekan Zea.  Heartbreak Symphony.  BL 4/1/22

Key, Janet. Twelfth. BCCB 5/22

Khan, M.T.  Nura and the Immortal Palace.  K 5/15/22, PW 6/14/22. BL 7/22

Khorram, Adib.  Kiss and Tell.  BL 1/1-15/22, PW 1/31/22, BCCB 4/22

Kilcoyne, Elizabeth. Wake the Bones. PW 6/6/22

Kim, Graci.   The Last Fallen Moon.  BL 5/1/22

King, Amy Sarig. Attack of the Black Rectangles. BL 8/22, HB 9/22, K 9/1/22, SLJ 9/22

Kniivila, Irma and Tri Vuong. Everyday Hero Machine Boy. PW 7/18/22

Konigsberg, Bill. Destination Unknown. BL 7/22

Kuo, Jane.  In the Beautiful Country.  SLJ 4/22

Kurilla, Renee.  The Flower Garden.  BL 1/1-15/22

La Sala, The Honeys. PW 7/18/22

LaDelle, Ebony. Love Radio. PW 4/11/22

Lai, Remy.  Rainbow the Koala. SLJ 3/22

Lai, Remy. Star the Elephant.  SLJ 3/22

Lainoff, Lillie.  One for All.  BL 1/1-15/22

Lake, Nick. Lily and the Night Creatures. BL 8/22

Lamb, Sascha.  When the Angels Left the Old Country.  BL 10/1/22

Lapinski, L.D.  The Secrets of the Stormforest. K 7/1/22

Larsen, Mylisa. Playing Through the Turnaround. K 8/15/22

Laronde, Sandra. She Holds Up the Stars. K 10/1/22

La Sala, Ryan.  The Honeys.  BL 6/1-15/22

Lasky, Kathryn.  The Secret of Glendunny: The Haunting.  K 1/15/22, BL 2/1/22

Latham, Irene & Charles Waters.  African Town.  BL 12/15/21

Laurens, Sasha. Youngblood. PW 6/14/22

Leali, Michael.  The Civil War of Amos Abernathy.  BL 4/1/22, SLJ 6/22

Lesperance, Nicole.  The Depths.  BL 9/15/22

Levine, Gail Carson. Sparrows in the Wind. K 8/15/22, PW 9/5/22, BL 10/15/22

Levithan, David. Answers in the Pages. PW 4/18/22, SLJ 5/22

Lewis, Erika.  Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts.  BL 2/15/22

Lezotte, Ann Clare.  Set Me Free. SLJ 12/21

Lin, Judy I.  Magic Steeped in Poison.  BL 3/1/22

Lippincott, Rachael & Alyson Derrick.  She Gets the Girl.  BL 4/15/22

Liu, Marjorie. Wingbearer. PW 1/17/22, SLJ 3/22

Lloyd, Natalie. Hummingbird. BL 7/22

Lloyd-Jones, Emily.  Unseen Magic.  BL 1/1-15/22, SLJ 2/22

Lo, Malinda. A Scatter of Light. PW 8/22/22

Lockhart, E. Family of Liars. PW 3/21/22, BCCB 5/22

Lockington, Mariama J.  In The Key Of Us.  K 3/1/22, PW 3/7/22, BCCB 4/22, SLJ 5/22

Lonesborough, Gary.  Ready When You Are.  BL 3/1/22

Lord, Emma. When You Get the Chance. PW 12/6/21

Lorentz, Dayna.  Wayward Creatures. K 11/15/21

Lowe, Mari. Aviva Vs. The Dybbuk.  HB 1 -2/22, K 5/1/22

Lowery, Mike. Out in the Wild. PW 2/14/22

Luqman-Dawson, Amina.  Freewater.  BL 1/1-15/22,  K 12/15/21

Lukoff, Kyle.  Different Kinds of Fruit.  K 2/15/22, BL 3/1/22, SLJ 5/22

Madden, Tobias.  Anything but Fine.  BL 11/1-15/21

Maguire, Gregory.  Cress Watercress.  K 1/15/22, PW 1/31/22

Maldonado, Crystal. No Filter and Other Lies. PW 1/3/22

Mann, Michael. Ghostcloud. K 7/15/22, PW 8/8/22

Manzano, Sonia.  Coming Up Cuban.  K 6/15/22

Marr, Shirley.  All Four Quarters of the Moon.  BL 6/1-15/22

Martin, Emily B. A Field Guide to Mermaids.  K 9/15/22

Martins, Vitor. This is Our Place. PW 9/26/22

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia. Echoes of Grace. PW 4/18/22

McCarthy, Cory. Man o' War. PW 4/11/22

McDunn, Gillian.  Honestly Elliott.  K 1/1/22, PW 1/24/22, BL 3/1/22, SLJ 4/22

McLemore, Anna-Marie.  Lakelore.  PW 1/31/22, BL 2/1/22

McLemore, Anna-Marie.  Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix.  BL 9/15/22

McManus, Karen. Nothing More to Tell. PW 7/18/22

McNicoll, Elle. Show Us Who You Are. PW 9/5/22

McQuiston, Casey. I Kissed Shara Wheeler. PW 3/21/22, BL 5/1/22

Medina, Meg.  Merci Suarez Plays It Cool.  K 7/15/22, BL 8/22, HB 9/22

Melleby, Nicole.  The Science of Being Angry.  BL 5/15/22, SLJ 5/22

Meloy, Colin. The Stars Did Wander Darkling. BL 8/22

Membrino, Anna. Big Shark, Little Shark, and the Missing Teeth. SLJ 5/22

Mendez, Alexandra V.  What the Jaguar Told Her. K 8/15/22

Merchant, Tamzin. The Mapmakers. SLJ 6/22

Meyer, Joanna Ruth.  Wind Daughter.  BL 4/15/22

Miller-Lachmann, Lyn. Torch. PW 10/31/22, BL 12/1-15/22

Min, Lio. Beating Heart Baby. PW 5/30/22, BL 11/1-15/22

Montanes, Monica. Different: A Story of the Spanish Civil War.  K 10/1/22

Moore, David Barclay.  Holler of the Fireflies. K 7/15/22, PW 8/8/22

Moore, Linette.  The Prisoner of Shiverstone.  BL 5/15/22

Moriarty, Jaclyn.  Oscar from Elsewhere.  BL 11/1-15/22

Morpurgo, Michael.  The Puffin Keeper.  K 2/15/22, SLJ 3/22

Moser, Erwin. Boris the Cat: The Little Cat With Big Ideas. HB 1 -2/22

Moses, Shelia P.  We Were the Fire: Birmingham 1963.  K 8/1/22, PW 8/8/22

Munda, Rosaria.  Furysong.  BL 9/15/22

Myers, Marissa.  Cursed.  BL 10/15/22

Nannestad, Katrina.  We are Wolves.  K 12/1/21, SLJ 3/22

Nazemian, Abdi.  The Chandler Legacies.  BL 2/15/22

Nimr, Sonia.  Thunderbird: Book Two.  K 10/15/22

Nye, Naomi Shihab.  The Turtle of Michigan.  K 1/15/22, SLJ 4/22

O'Connor, George.  Dionysos: The New God.  K 12/15/21

Ogle, Rex. Abuela, Don't Forget Me. PW 8/15/22

Older, Daniel Jose. Ballad & Dagger. PW 3/28/22

Onoseta, Rimma. How You Grow Wings. PW 6/27/22

Ormsbee, Kathryn.  Growing Pangs.  BL 5/15/22

Ortega, Claribel A.  Frizzy.  K 8/1/22, SLJ 9/22, HB 11/22

Oshiro, Mark. You Only Live Once, David Bravo.  K 7/15/22, PW 8/1/22

Ostertag, Molly Knox.  Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Club: Roll Call.  BL 11/1-15/22

Otheguy, Emma.  Reina Ramos Works It Out. K 9/15/22

Pacton, Jamie. The Vermilion Emporium. PW 9/26/22

Padilla, Francesca.  What's Coming to Me.  BL 9/15/22

Page, Tyler.  Button Pusher.  BL 2/1/22, PW 2/7/22

Pancholy, Maulik.  Nikhil Out Loud. K 8/15/22

Pasternack, Sofiya.  Black Bird, Blue Road.  K 7/1/22, PW 7/25/22, BL 8/22, HB 9/22

Paulson, Gary.  Northwind.  K 11/1/21, PW 12/6/21, BL 1/1-15/22

Peppins, Brianna.  Briarcliff Prep.  PW 10/31/22, BL 11/1-15/22

Perez, Celia.  Tumble.  K 6/15/22, PW 6/27/22, HB 9/22, SLJ 9/22

Perkins, Lynne Rae.  Violet and Jobie in the Wild.  K 8/1/22, PW 8/1/22, BL 9/1/22, HB 9/22

Peters, Shawn.  The Unforgettable Logan Foster.  BL 11/1-15/21

Phelan, Matt. The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck. PW 1/10/22, K 1/1/22, BL 3/1/22

Pilkey, Dav.  Perspectives.  K 1/1/22

Pimienta, Jose. Twin Cities. K 5/1/22, PW 5/30/22, HB 9/22

Polydoros, Aden.  Bone Weaver.  BL 9/1/22

Potter, Ellen.  Hither & High.  BL 9/15/22

Preus, Margi.  Windswept. K 7/15/22, HB 9/22, SLJ 9/22

Probert, Tim.  Lightfall: Shadow of the Bird.  K 8/1/22

Raman, Akshaya.  The Ivory Key.  BL 11/1-15/21

Randall, Julian.  Pilar Ramirez and The Escape from Zafa.  K 12/15/21, PW 1/31/22

Raul the Third.  Team Up: El Toro and Friends. SLJ 9/22

Redgate, Riley.  Alone out Here.  BL 4/1/22

Reilly, K.J. Four for the Road. BL 7/22

Rex, Michael C. Your Pal Fred. PW 4/18/22

Reynolds, Jason.  Ain't Burned All the Bright.  PW 11/15/21, BL 12/1/21, BCCB 1/22

Reynolds. Jason. It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit. BCCB 3/22

Reynolds, Jason. Stuntboy, In the Meantime. HB 1 -2/22

Roe, Robin. Dark Room Etiquette. PW 9/19/22

Rogers, Alexandria.  The Witch, the Sword, and the Cursed Knights.  BL 3/1/22, SLJ 4/22

Rogers, Andrea. Man Made Monsters. PW 8/22/22, HB 11/22

Romero, R.M. The Ghosts of Rose Hill. PW 4/4/22

Rowell, Rainbow.  Scattered Showers.  BL 10/1/22

Rubin, Adam. Ice Cream Machine.  SLJ 2/22

Saeed, Aisha.  Omar Rising.  K 12/1/21

Salazar, Aida.  A Seed in the Sun.  BL 9/15/22, HB 11/22

Salvatore, Steven. And They Lived... PW 1/24/22, BL 2/15/22

San Miguel, Samantha.  Spineless. K 5/1/22, BL 5/15/22

Santat, Dan. The Aquanaut. PW 1/24/22

Sass, Adam.  The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers.  BL 9/15/22

Scanlon, Liz Garton. Lolo's LIght.  K 8/15/22, PW 9/5/22

Scelsa, Kate. Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches. PW 3/14/22

Schrempp, Skyler. Three Strikes Summer. BL 7/22, HB 11/22

Schwab, Victoria. Gallant. PW 1/17/22

Schwartz, Dana.  Anatomy: A Love Story.  BL 12/15/21

Sepetys, Ruta. I Must Betray You. PW 12/20/21, BL 1/1-15/22

Shammas, Nadia & Sara Alfageeh.  Squire.  BL 1/1-15/22, BCCB 2/22

Shang, Wendy Wan-Long.  The Secret Battle of Evan Pao.  K 3/15/22, BL 5/15/22, PW 5/23/22

Shaw, Tucker.  When You Call My Name.  BL 5/15/22

Shiga, Jason. Leviathan. PW 7/25/22

Silvera, Adam.  The First to Die at the End.  BL 9/15/22

Skinner, Nicola.  Storm.  K 1/15/22, BCCB 2/22

Smallman, Steve.  Maggie Sparks and the Monster Baby.  SLJ 4/22

Smythe, Rachel. Lore Olympus, v.2. BL 6/1&15/22

Solomon, Rachel Lynn. See You Yesterday. PW 3/14/22

Soontornvat, Christina.  The Last Mapmaker.  K 2/1/2, PW 2/14/22, SLJ 5/22

Sorosiak, Carlie. Always, Clementine. PW 7/11/22, K 7/15/22

Spencer, Kim.  Weird Rules to Follow.  K 8/15/22

Springstubb, Tricia. Looking for True. HB 11/22

Stamper, Vesper. Berliners. HB 11/22

Standish, Ali.  Yonder.  K 3/1/22, PW 3/14/22, BL 5/15/22

Starmer, Aaron.  A Million Views. K 8/15/22

Summers, Courtney. I'm the Girl. PW 8/8/22

Sutanto, Jesse Q.  Well, That Was Unexpected.  BL 9/15/22

Swift, India.  The Girl and the Glim.  BL 6/1-15/22

Symes-Smith, Esme. Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston. PW 10/31/22

Tabor, Corey R. Sir Ladybug. PW 1/10/22, BL 3/15/22

Tahir, Sabaa.  All My Rage.  BL 2/1/22

Taylor, Emily J., Hotel Magnifique. PW 2/7/22

Taylor, Will.  The Language of Seabirds.  K 5/15/22, PW 6/14/22, HB 9/22

Tamaki, Mariko.  Anne of Greenville.  BL 9/15/22

Terciero, Rey.  Swan Lake: Quest for the Kingdoms.  K 12/1/21

Thomas, Aiden. The Sunbearer Trials. PW 7/25/22, BL 8/22

Thomas, Sonja.  Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence.  K 1/15/22

Thompson, Lin.  The Best Liars in Riverview.  BL 2/1/22

Tian, XiXi. This Place is Still Beautiful. PW 5/9/22, BL 6/1-15/22

Tintera, Amy. The Q. PW 10/10/22

Tokushige, Zoe.  Airi Sano, Prankmaster General: New School Skirmish.  BL 9/15/22

Tyndall, Nita.  Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken.  BL 9/15/22

Ueda, Ryotaro.  Hana-chan and the Shape of the World. SLJ 12/21

Uhrig, Betsy.  The Polter-Ghost Problem.  K 6/15/22

Valente, Catherynne M.  Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods.  BL 2/15/22

van de Vendel, Edward.  The Days of Bluegrass Love.  BL 5/1/22

van Eekhout, Greg. Fenris & Mott. BL 8/22

van Rijckeghem, Jean-Claude. Ironhead, or, Once a Young Lady. PW 12/20/21

Velasquez, Elisabet. When We Make It. HB 1 -2/22

Velinxi. DPS Only! PW 8/22/22

Venable, Colleen.  Best Friends for Never.  SLJ 3/22

Vernick, Shirley Reva. The Sky We Shared. HB 11/22

Wallace, Kali.  Hunters of the Lost City.  K 2/1/22

Walters, Eric.  Bear in the Family.  SLJ 5/22

Warga, Jasmine.  A Rover's Story.  K 8/1/22, PW 8/15/22, BL 9/15/22

Waters, Erica. The Restless Dark. PW 8/22/22

Werlin, Nancy.  Healer and Witch.  BL 2/1/22

Weymouth, Laura E. A Consuming Fire. PW 9/26/22

White, Andrew Joseph.  Hell Followed with Us.  BL 4/1/22, PW 5/2/22

Wilde, Rhiannon.  Henry Hamlet's Heart.  BL 9/15/22

Willis, Maggie Edkins.  Smaller Sister. SLJ 3/22

WIlson, Kip. The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin. BCCB 4/22

Winters, Julian.  Right Where I Left You.  BL 3/1/22

Wolk, Lauren. My Own Lightning. PW 3/28/22, BL 5/15/22

Wolo, Mamie. The Kaya Girl. SLJ 6/22

Woodfolk, Ashley. Nothing Burns As Bright As You. PW 2/14/22, BL 4/15/22

Woods, Brenda. When Winter Robeson Came. BCCB 12/21

Wyatt, Jacob.  The Well.  BL 2/1/22, BCCB 3/22

Wyatt, Merrill. Tangled Up in Nonsense.  K 9/15/22

Yang, Kelly.  New From Here.  BL 2/15/22

Yang, Kelly.  Key Player.  K 9/1/22

Yee, Bettty G.  Gold Mountain.  BL 5/15/22

Yee,  Lisa.  Maizy Chen's Last Dance.  HB 1 -2/22, BL 2/15/22

Yee, Reimena. My Aunt is a Monster. PW 8/1/22, BL 9/15/22

Zargarpur, Deeba.  House of Yesterday.  BL 11/1-15/22

Zarr, Sara. A Song Called Home. PW 12/20/21, K 12/15/21, BL 2/15/22

Zhang, Amy.  The Cartographers.  BL 9/15/22

Zhao, Katie. The Lies We Tell. PW 9/26/22

Ziegler, Jennifer.  Worser.  K 1/15/22, BL 2/15/22

Zrull, Lindsay S. Goth Girl, Queen of the Universe. PW 6/6/22

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.