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LARC Mocks: 2023 Chapter Books

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

2023 Chapter Books

Adams, Richard & James Strum.  Watership Down: The Graphic Novel.  BL 11/1-11/15/23

Adler, Dahlia.  Going Bicoastal.  BL 6/1-15/23

Albertalli, Becky.  Imogen, Obviously.  PW 4/3/23, BL 4/15/23

Albus, Kate. Nothing Else but Miracles. PW 7/10/23, SLJ 10/23

Alkaf, Hanna.  Hamra and the Jungle of Memories.  SLJ 4/23

Allen, Autumn. All You Have to Do. PW 6/12/23, BL 9/1/23

Allen, Charlene.Play the Game. PW 11/28/22

Anderson, Kate. Here Lies Olive. PW 8/14/23

Anderson, M.T., Elf Dog and Owl Head.  K 2/1/23, PW 2/20/23

Angkasa, Clar.  Stories of the Islands.  BL 10/15/23

Annable, Graham. Eerie Tales from the School of Screams. PW 5/8/23

Anta, Julio. Frontera. PW 5/22/23

Applegate, Katherine.  Dogtown.  SLJ 8/23

Applegate, Katherine.  Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy.  SLJ 1/23

Applegate, Katherine.  The One and Only Ruby.  BL 4/15/23

Arango, Andrea Beatriz.  Something Like Home. PW 7/15/23, K 8/1/23, SLJ 9/23, HB 9/23

Arlow, Jake Maia. The Year My Life Went Down the Toilet. PW 6/26/23

Armstrong, Kate.  Nightbirds.  BL 2/1/23

Arnold, David. I Loved You in Another Life. PW 8/14/23, BL 12/1-15/23.

Arnold, Elana K. The Blood Years. PW 8/28/23, BL 10/15/23

Ashwin, Kate. The Lizard Prince and Other South American Stories.  K 3/15/23

Astot, Moa Backe.  Fire from the Sky.  BL 9/1/23

Avila, Lorraine. The Making of Yolanda La Bruja. PW 2/13/23, BL 4/15/23

Ayoade, Richard. The Book That No One Wanted to Read.  K 1/15/23, BL 1/1-15/23

Bagieu, Penelope.  Layers.  BL 9/15/23

Bagley, Jessixa. Duel. PW 9/18/23, BL 10/15/23, HB 11/23

Baker, Jennifer.  Forgive Me Not.  BL 8/23

Bakewell, Catherine. Flowerheart. PW 1/16/23

Bailey, Jenn.  Henry, Lite Always.  K 1/1/23, HB 3-4/23

Bard, Breena.  Wildfire.  BL 9/15/23

Baitie, Elizabeth-Irene.  Flying Up the Mountain.  K 8/1/23

Baker, Kylie Lee. The Scarlet Alchemist. PW 8/28/23

Baldwin, Cindy.  No Matter the Distance.  BL 2/15/23

Bard, Breena. Wildfire. PW 7/10/23

Becotte, Jonathan.  Like a Hurricane.  SLJ 2/23

Bennett, Jenn  Grumbones.  K 6/15/23

Benton-Walker, Terry J. Blood Debts. PW 2/27/23

Best, Jessica Mary. Stars, Hide Your Fires. PW 5/22/23

Blexbolex.  The Magicians.  PW 9/25/23, K 10/1/23, BL 11/1-11/15/23

Bird, James.  No Place Like Home.  PW 7/3/23, BL 8/23

Blake, Kendare.  Champion of Fate.  BL 9/1/23

Blakemore, Megan Frazer.  Princess of the Wild Sea. K 10/15/22, PW 11/28/22

Boulley, Angeline. Warrior Girl Unearthed. PW 4/3/23, BCCB 6/23

Bouwman, J.M. Gossamer Summer. HB 7/23

Bow, Erin.  Simon Sort of Says.  K 10/15/22, BCCB 1/23

Bowes, Arnolda Dufour. Maggie Lou, Firefox.  K 8/15/23

Bowles, David & Guadalupe Garcia McCall.  Secret of the Moon Conch.  BL 5/15/23

Brooks, Nick. Promise Boys. PW 12/5/22, BL 1/1-15/23

Brown, Don.  83 Days in Mariupol: A War Diary.  BL 4/15/23

Brown, Peter.  The Wild Roberts Protects.  K 9/15/23

Brown, Roseanne A.  Serwa Boateng's Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem.  BL 9/1/23

Shapes and Shapes.  Brunetti, Ivan.  BL 10/15/23

Bruzas, Alena.  Ever Since.  BL 5/15/23

Bryant, Elise. Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling. PW 12/19/22, BCCB 1/23

Buitrago, Jairo.  Afterward, Everything was Different: A Tale of the Pleistocene.  BL 5/1/23

Burch, Ciera.  Finch House.  BL 9/15/23

Burgess, Tamika.  Sincerely Sicily  K 10/15/22

Burton, Gabi. Sing Me to Sleep. PW 4/24/23

Bury, Katryn.  Drew Leclair Crushes the Case.  K 5/1/23

Burnbaum, Molly B.  The Infinite Questions of Dottie Bing  K 10/15/22

Bushby, Aisha. A Pocketful of Stars.  K 7/15/23

Cadow, Kenneth M.  Gather.  BL 11/1-15/23

Caletti, Deb.  Plan A.  PW 9/4/23, BL 10/1/23

Cameron, Sharon. Artifice. PW 9/18/23, BL 11/1-11/15/23

Campbell, Curtis. Dragging Mason County. PW 8/21/23

Capps, Heather Murphy.  Indigo and Ida.  BL 2/15/23

Ceron, Ella.  Viva Lola Express.  4/1/23

Chadda, Sarwat.  Fury of the Dragon Goddess.  K 5/15/23

Chambers, Veronica.  Flora La Fresca & the Art of Friendship.  K 5/15/23

Chantler, Scott.  Squire & Knight.  BL 5/15/23

Chokshi, Roshani. The Spirit Glass. PW 7/10/23

Christo, Alexandra. The Night Hunt. PW 8/21/23, BL 10/15/23

Chum, Vichet.  Kween.  BL 9/15/23

CLAMP.  Magic Knight Rayearth, v.1.  BL 10/15/23

Clark, P. Djeli. Abeni's Song. HB 9/23

Clarke, James and others.  Kariba.  BL 6/1-15/23

Clayton, Dhonielle.  The Beauty Trials.  BL 1/1-15/23

Clayton, Dhonielle.  The Memory Thieves.  K 8/1/23

Clina-Ransome, Lesa.  For Lamb.  BL 1/1-15/23, HB 3-4/23

Colbert, Brandy. The Blackwoods. PW 8/7/23

Colfer, Eoin.  Juniper's Christmas.  K 8/15/23, PW 8/28/23

Colfer, Eoin.  Three Tasks for a Dragon.  k 8/1/23, BL 8/23

Collier, Nicole D.  The Many Fortunes of Maya.  K 11/15/22

Comrie, Courtne.  Rain Remembers.  K 8/15/23

Correira, Tony.  One Summer in Vancouver.  BL 5/15/23

Cordell, Matthew. Evergreen.  K 11/15/22

Costa, Mari. Belle of the Ball. PW 1/16/23

Cottingham, Kayla. This Delicious Death. PW 2/20/23

Cottrell-Boyce, Frank.  Runaway Robot.  BL 8/23

Cotugno, Katie.  Liar's Beach.  4/1/23

Couch, Robbie.  If I See You Again Tomorrow. PW 3/6/23, 4/1/23, BCCB 4/23

Craft, Jerry.  School Trip.  K 2/1/23, SLJ 2/23, PW 3/6/23

Crespo, Alex. Sain Juniper's Folly. BCCB 4/23

Croucher, Lex. Gwen & Art Are Not in Love. PW 9/25/23

Cuevas, Michelle.  The Dreamatics. K 7/15/23, PW 8/7/23

Dabos, Christelle.  Here, and Only Here.  BL 11/1-11/15/23

Dairman, Tara.  The Girl from Earth's End.  SLJ 2/23, PW 2/6/23

DasGupta, Sayantani.  The Chaos Monster. K 9/1/23

DasGupta, Sayantani.  The Poison Waves.  K 9/1/23

Dasnes, Nora.  Cross My Heart and Never Lie.  BL 9/15/23

Dass, Sarah. When the Vibe is Right. PW 4/3/23

David, Arihhonni. Who Will Win? HB 3-4/23

Davies, Jacqueline.  The International House of Dereliction.  K 5/1/23, PW 5/29/23

Davis, G. Haron. Transmogrify! 12 Fantastical tales of Trans Magic. BCCB 5/23

Day, Christine.  We Still Belong.  K 6/1/23, PW 7/3/23

Dean, Benjamin. The King is Dead. PW 5/22/23

de Becerra, Katya.  When Ghosts Call Us Home.  BL 10/1/23

Derrick, Alyson.  Forget Me Not.  BL 3/15/23

Diaz, Lulu.  Veo, Veo, I See You.  K 7/15/23

DiCamillo, Kate.  The Puppets of Spelhorst.  BL 8/23, PW 8/14/23, HB 9/23

Dimaline, Cherie. Funeral Songs for Dying Girls. BCCB 3/23

Dimopoulos, Elaine.  The Remarkable Rescue at Milkweed Meadow.  PW 3/20/23, K 4/1/23, BL 4/15/23

Donovan, Gail. Sparrow Being Sparrow. PW 5/15/23

Dow, Alechia.  Just a Pinch of Magic.  K 8/15/23

Doyle, Arthur Conan.  Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem.  BL 2/15/23

Edgmon, H. E. Godly Heathens. PW 9/18/23

Eggers, Dave.  The Eyes and the Impossible.  BL 2/15/23, PW 3/13/23, BCCB 6/23

Eldredge, Jan.  Nimbus.  K 8/1/23

Eliopulos, Andrew.  Will on the Inside. SLJ 6/23

Elliott, L.M. Bea and the New Deal Horse. PW 1/16/23

Emberley, Michael.  Let's Go!  K 11/15/22, HB 1-2/23

Engle, Margarita. Wings in the Wild. PW 2/6/23

Estrela, Joana.  Pardalita.  BL 2/1/23, PW 2/13/23, BCCB 5/23

Etaat, Shideh. Rana Joon and the One and Only Now. PW 5/8/23

Eunnie. If You'll Have Me. PW 8/7/23, BL 10/15/23

Everett, Sarah.  The Probability of Everything.  PW 5/1/23, K 6/1/23

Fang, Vicky.  A Pie for Us!: An Acorn Book. SLJ 8/23

Faruqi, Saadia.  All the Great and the Market Mishap.  SLJ 9/23

Faruqi, Saadia.  Marya Khan and the Fabulous Jasmine Garden.  SLJ 12/22

Faruqi, Saadia.  Saving Sunshine. PW 7/10/23, K 7/15/23

Fawcett, Heather.  The Grace of Wild Things.  K 12/1/22, PW 12/19/22

Fay, Carla.  Ravensong.  BL 3/1/23

Fenske, Jonathan.  Try a Bite, Trilobite!  BL 11/1-11/15/23

Ferraro, David.  The Alchemy of Moonlight.  BL 5/1/23

Ferry, Beth.  Stick and Stone On the Go.  K 1/15/23

Flake, Sharon. Once in a Blue Moon. HB 7/23

Ford, Michael Thomas.  Every Star That Falls.  BL 9/1/23

Forrest, Claire. Where You See Yourself. PW 3/6/23

Fox, Matthew. The Sky Over Rebecca. PW 10/2/23, BL 11/1-15/23

Frank, Steven. B.  Global Warning.  K 1/15/23

Franklin, Ashley Robin. The Hills of Estrella Roja. PW 5/29/23

Frick, Kit. The Reunion. PW 6/26/23

Galbraith, Bree.  Wednesday Wilson Connects the Dots. SLJ  6/23

Gallegos, Maddie. Match Point! PW 7/15/23

Geron, Eric.  A Tale of Two Princes.  BL 1/1-15/23

Gibney, Shannon.  The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption.  BL 2/15/23

Gilbert, Kelly Loy.  Everyone Wants to Know.  PW 4/17/23, BL 6/1-15/23

Giles, Chrystal. Not An Easy Win. K 12/15/22, SLJ 1/23, PW 1/9/23

Glasheen, Kate.  Constellations.  PW 3/13/23, BL 4/15/23

Goldstyn, Jacques.  The Stars.  BL 3/1/23

Goo, Maurene. Throwback. PW 3/6/23

Gould, Courtney. Where Echoes Die. PW 4/10/23

Gow, Robin.  Dear Mothman.  SLJ 2/23, 4/1/23

Gow, Robin.  Ode to My First Car.  BL 6/1-15/23

Grabenstein, Chris.  Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's LIbrary: The Graphic Novel.  K 9/15/23

Grant, Shauna J.  Mimi and the Boo-Hoo Blahs.  SLJ 4/23

Gratz, Alan.  Captain America: The Ghost Army.  BL 2/1/23

Green, Simon James.  Gay Club!  BL 5/15/23

Grimes, Nikki.  Garvey's Choice: The Graphic Novel.  SLJ 6/23

Hale, Nathan.  The Mighty Bite.  BL 4/15/23

Hardinge, Frances. Unraveller. BCCB 1/23

Hardy, Fiona.  How to Make a Movie in 12 Days.  K 2/1/23

Hargrave, Kiran Millwood.  Julia and the Shark.  K 1/15/23

Harrold, A.F.  The Worlds We Leave Behind.  SLJ 1/23, BL 2/15/23

Hatke, Ben. Reynard's Tale: A story of love & mischief. BCCB 4/23

Hatke, Ben. Things in the Basement. PW 6/12/23, SLJ 9/23

Hatzopoulou, Kika. Threads That Bind. PW 4/10/23

Hendrix, Isi.  Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans.  BL 8/23

Hendrix, M.  The Chaperone.  BL 5/1/23

Hibbert, Talia.  Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute.  BL 1/1-15/23

Hickey, Caroline.  Ginny Off the Map.  K 4/15/23, PW 4/24/23

Hicks, Faith Erin. Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy. PW 8/14/23, BL 10/15/23

Higuera, Donna Barba.  Alebrijes.  BL 8/23, PW 8/21/23,  SLJ 9/23

Hobson, Brandon.  The Storyteller. K 3/15/23, SLJ 5/23

Hollowell, Sarah. What Stalks Among Us. PW 7/10/23

Holt, Kimberly Willis. The Hurricane Girls. HB 7/23

Hooper, Don P. True True. PW 6/12/23

Hopkinson, Deborah. The Plot to Kill a Queen. PW 9/4/23

Hopson, Nasugraq Rainey.  Eagle Drums.  K 8/1/23

Hoorvath, Polly.  Pine Island Visitors.  K 9/1/23

Horwitz, Sarah Jean.  The Demon Sword Asperides.  K 6/1/23, BL 5/15/23

Huntoon, Caroline.  Skating on Mars.  4/1/23

Ibanez, Isabel.  What the River Knows.  BL 10/15/23

Ibrahim, Maiya. Spice Road. PW 11/28/22

Iloh, Candice.  Salt by the Water.  BL 9/1/23

Iwai, Melissa.  Gigi and Ojiji: What's in a Name?  SLJ 11/22

Jackson, Kosoko.  The Forest Demands Its Due.  BL 9/15/23

Jarvis.  Bear and Bird: The Picnic and Other Stories.  BL 5/1/23

Jaravis.  The Stars and Other Stories.  K 10/1/23

Johnson, Janet Summer. Final Word. PW 9/4/23, BL 10/15/23

Johnson, Kim.  Invisible Son.  PW 4/17/23, BL 5/15/23

Johnson, Leah.  Ellie Engle Saves Herself.  BL 2/15/23, PW 3/20/23, K 4/1/23

Jonsberg, Barry. Catch Me If I Fall. PW 1/30/23

Jordan, Anna E., Shira and Esther's Double Dream Debut. PW 8/21/23

June, Jason.  Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball.  BL 5/15/23

Kahn, Ben. Elle Campbell Wins Their Weekend. PW 8/14/23

Kao, Linda. A Crooked Mark. PW 4/10/23

Kapit, Sarah.  Second Chance Summer.  K 4/1/23

Kashiwaba, Sachiko.  The House of the Lost on the Cape.  K 7/1/23

Kaufman, Amie. The Isles of the Gods. PW 4/3/23

Kazi, Natasha Khan. Moon's Ramadan, SLJ 12/22

Kelly, Erin Entrada. Only Only Marisol Rainey. HB 7/23

Kemp, Laekan Zea. An appetite for miracles. BCCB 4/23

Kim, Graci.  The Last Fallen Realm.  K 4/15/23

Kim, Jessica.  Make a Move, Sunny Park!  K 6/15/23

Kim, Julie.  Where's Joon?  K 8/1/23

Klassen, Jon.  The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale.  K 5/1/23, PW 5/8/23

Korman, Gordon.  The Superteacher Project.  BL 12/1-15/22, SLJ 1/23

Kraus, Daniel.  They Set the Fire.  K 11/1/22

Krause, Autumn. Before the Devil Knows You're Here. PW 8/28/23

Kronzer, Nicole.  The Roof over Our Heads.  BL 1/1-15/23

Krosoczka, Jarrett. J. Sunshine. PW 2/6/23

Kugler, Tina. Snail and Worm, Of Course.  K 7/1/23

Kuyatt, Meg Eden.  Good Different.  PW 2/20/23, BL 3/15/23

La Salla, Ryan. Beholder. PW 8/14/23

Lacelle, Pascale. Curious Tides. PW 8/7/23, BL 10/1/23

Lai, Remy. Ghost Book. PW 6/12/23, HB 9/23

Lam, Michelle. Meesh the Bad Demon. PW 1/16/23, SLJ 2/23

Lamotte, Lily.  Chloe's Lunar New Year.  SLJ 12/22

Landers, Melissa.  Make Me a Liar.  BL 12/1-15/23

Langley, Kaija.  The Order of Things.  K 4/15/23, PW 5/1/23, BCCB 6/23

LaRochelle, David.  See the Ghost: Three Stories About Things You Cannot See.  K 5/1/23, BL 5/1/23

Lasky, Kathryn.  The Secret of Glendunny: The Searchers.  K 4/1/23

Le, Minh. Enlighten Me. HB 7/23, PW 7/24/23

Leahy, Elisa Stone.  Tethered to Other Stars. K 9/1/23

Leali, Michael.  Matteo.  BL 4/15/23

Leavitt, Martine. Buffalo Flats. PW 2/6/23, 4/1/23

Lee, Deb JJ.  In Limbo.  BL 2/1/23

Lee, Julie.  In the Tunnel.  K 3/15/23, BL 5/15/23

Leno, Katrina.  The Umbrella Maker's Son.  BL 4/15/23

Lerner, Jarrett. A Work in Progress. PW 3/20/23

Lerner, Jarrett. Nat the Cat Takes a Bath.  SLJ 5/23

Lewis, Jessica. Monstrous. PW 7/15/23

Li, Christina.  Ruby Lost and Found.  BL 3/15/23, K 4/1/23, PW 4/10/23

Liang, Ann.  This Time It's Real.  BL 2/15/23

Lim, Rebecca.  Tiger Daughter.  K 6/15/23, PW 7/3/23, HB 7/23, BL 8/23, BL 8/23, SLJ 9/23

Lincoln, Beth.  The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels.  BL 11/1-15/22, K 11/15/22, PW 12/19/22

Liss, Jennifer.  Doubles.  SLJ 9/23

Lloyd, Megan Wagner.  Squished.  K 2/1/23, BL 3/15/23

Lockington, Mraiama J. Forever is Now.  PW 3/13/23, BCCB 6/23

Long, Ethan.  The Death and Life of Benny Brooks: Sort of a Memoir.  BL 8/23

Lord, Emery.  All That's Left to Say.  BL 6/1-15/23

Lowe, Mari. The Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman. HB 11/23

Lowry, Lois.  The Windeby Puzzle.  SLJ 3/23

Lubner, Susan.  Forever Friends.  K 9/15/23

Lyu, Sarah. I Will Find You Again. PW 1/16/23

Magoon, Kekla.  The Minus-One Club.  BL 1/1-15/23

Marie, Racquel. You Don't Have a Shot. PW 4/3/23

Marquis, Krystal.  The Davenports.  BL 3/15/23

Marrero, Letisha.  Salsa Magic.  PW 7/3/23, K 7/15/23, SLJ 9/23

Marsh, Katherine.  The Lost Year.  BL 12/1-15/22

Marshall, Kate Alice.  Extra Normal.  K 7/1/23

Marshall, Kate Alice, The Narrow. BCCB 9/23

Matson, Morgan.  The Firefly Summer. K 3/1/23, PW 3/20/23, BL 5/15/23

Maunakea, Malia.  Lei and the Fire Goddess.  K 4/1/23

McAnulty, Stacy.  Forever Twelve.  K 9/1/23

McBride, Amber.  Gone Wolf.  K 8/15/23, PW 9/4/23, BL 10/15/23

McBride, Amber.  We Are All So Good at Smiling. BCCB 12/22, BL 1/1-15/23

McCauley, Kyrie.  All the Dead Lie Down.  BL 4/15/23

McCullough, Joy.  Code Red.  K 4/15/23

McCullough, Joy.  Enter the Body.  BL 3/1/23, BCCB 3/23, HB 3-4/23

McDunn, Gillian.  When Sea Becomes Sky.  BL 1/1-15/23, BCCB 2/23

McLemore, Anna-Marie & Elliott McLemore.  Venom & Vow.  BL 4/15/23

McManus, Karen M. One of Us is Back. PW 5/22/23

McNicoll, Elle. Like a Charm. PW 8/21/23

McWIlliams, Kelly. Your Plantation Prom is not okay. BCCB 5/23

Meade, Lily.  The Shadow Sister.  BL 5/1/23

Medina, Juana. Elena Rides. SLJ  1/23, PW 1/16/23

Mehrota, Rati.  Flower and Thorn.  BL 9/1/23

Mejia, Tehlor Kay.  The Witch's Wings and Other Terrifying Tales.  K 10/15/23

Mendez, Jasmine.  Aniana Del Mar Jumps In.  K 1/15/23, PW 1/30/23, SLJ 3/23, BCCB 3/23

Messina, K.M.  Gemja: The Message.  BL 10/15/23

Mikail, Nadia.  At the End of the World.  BL 10/15/23

Miller, S.J.  Mage and the Endless Unknown.  BL 5/15/23, BCCB 7-8/23

Miller, Sharee. New in Town. PW 9/4/23

Mitsuboshi, Tama.  Call the Name of the Night, v.1.  BL 4/15/23

Mitchell, Jane.  Run for Your Life.  SLJ 2/23

Mix, Rebecca.  The Mossheart's Promise.  K 7/15/23, PW 7/24/23

Montoya, Angela. Sinner's Isle. PW 8/28/23

Moore, Rachel.  The Library of Shadows.  BL 9/1/23

Mora, Julissa.  Baking With Mi Abuelita.  SLJ 9/23

Mora, Maria Ingrande.  The Immeasurable Depth of You.  BL 3/15/23

Moranville, Sharelle Byars. Forget-Me-Not Blue. PW 6/19/23

Morris, Chad & Shelly Brown.  The Wild Journey of Juniper Berry.  K 7/1/23

Moskowitz,Circe. All These Sunken Souls: A Black Horror Anthology. PW 8/21/23

Moulton, Deke.  Don't Want to be Your Monster.  K 6/1/23, BL 8/23

Muniz, Deya. The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. PW 4/3/23

Musariri, Blessing. All That it Ever Meant. PW 11/7/22

Nayeri, Daniel.  The Many Assassinations of Samir, The Seller of Dreams.  K 1/1/23, PW 1/30/23, BL 2/15/23, SLJ 4/23

Nazemian, Abdi.  Only This Beautiful Moment.  BL 5/1/23, BCCB 6/23

Neil,  Haley.  Planning Perfect.  BL 2/15/23

Ness, Patrick. Different for Boys. PW 1/30/23, BCCB 3/23

Newman, Leslea.  The Babka Sisters.  BL 4/15/23

Nolan, Han.  Running Past Dark.  BL 9/1/23

Norlund, Dina.  The Snowcat Prince.  K 1/15/23

Novoa, Gabe Cole. The Wicked Bargain. PW 12/12/22, BL 2/15/23

Oakes, Stephanie. The Meadows. PW 7/10/23, BCCB 9/23

Obon, Martha Riva Palacio. Secrets We Tell the Sea. PW 8/21/23

Oh, Ellen. Haru, Zombie Dog Hero. PW 5/8/23

Oh, Ellen.  You Are Here: Connecting Flights.  BL 12/1-15/22, K 1/15/23, SLJ 4/23, BCCB 5/23

Okogwu, Tola.  Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels. K 4/1/23

O'Neill, K.  The Moth Keeper.  K 1/1/23, BL 2/1/23

Oppel, Kenneth.  Silverwing: The Graphic Novel.  K 10/1/2

Ormsbee, Kathryn. Vivian Lantz's Second Chances. BCCB 7-8/23

O'Shaughnessy, Kate.  Lasagna Means I Love You.  K 12/15/22, PW 1/9/23

Oshiro, Mark. Into the Light. PW 1/16/23, BL 3/1/23

Otis, Cindy L. At the Speed of Lies. PW 4/17/23

Owens, Margaret.  Painted Devils.  BL 5/1/23

Page, Shelly. Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror and Delight. PW 7/31/23

Paige, Danielle.  Wish of the Wicked.  BL 11/1-11/15/23

Pamment, Jason.  Ember and the Island of Lost Creatures.  SLJ 6/23, BCCB 6/23

Paasewe-Valchev, Mayonn. There Flies the Witch. BCCB 5/23

Peppins, Brianna. As Long As We're Together. PW 3/6/23

Perkins, Mitali.  Hope in the Valley.  K 5/1/23, PW 5/29/23, HB 7/23

Pilkey, Dav.  Collaborations. K 1/1/23

Pla, Sally J. The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn. PW 5/15/23

Piumini, Roberto.  Glowrushes.   K 10/15/23

Polonsky, Ami.  World Made of Glass. K 10/15/22, HB 3-4/23

Polydoros, Aden. Ring of Solomon. BCCB 4/23

Ponweera, Thushanthi. I Am Kavi. HB 9/23

Pool, Katy Rose. Garden of the Cursed. PW 4/24/23

Pullman, Philip.  Once Upon a Time in the North.  SLJ 9/23

Quin, Tegan & Sara Quin.  Tegan and Sara: Junior High.  SLJ 5/23

Raasch, Sara and Beth Revis. Night of the Witch. PW 8/28/23

Radley, B.L. Strictly No Heroics. PW 1/16/23

Ramadan, Danny.  Salma Writes a Book.  BL 11/1-11/15/23

Ramm, Meggie.  Batcat.  SLJ 3/23

Ransom, Candice. Graduation Day!  SLJ 4/23

Reed, Mackenzie. The Rosewood Hunt. PW 9/4/23

Reid, Ava. A Study in Drowning. PW 7/31/23

Reintgen, Scott. A Door in the Dark. PW 1/30/23

Rex, Adam.  The Story of Gumluck the Wizard.  K 6/15/23

Reyes, Megan.  Heroes of Havensong: Dragonboy.  BL 11/1-15/22

Rex, Adam.  The Story of Gumluck the Wizard.  BL 5/1/23, PW 6/19/23

Reynolds, Jason.  Stuntboy, In-Between Time.  BL 6/1-15/23, HB 11/23

Reynolds, Justin A.  House Party.  BL 6/1-15/23

Rhodes, Jewell Parker.  Treasure Island: Runaway Gold.  BL 8/23, K 8/15/23

Riazi,Karuna.  A Bit of Earth. SLJ 3/23

Riordan, Rick & Mark Oshiro.  The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure.  SLJ 5/23, K 5/15/23, BL 5/15/23

Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods.  K 11/1/23

Rissi, Anica Mrose.  Wishing Season.  PW 5/1/23, K 5/15/23, HB 7/23

Ritter, Kacy. The Great Texas Dragon Race. PW 5/29/23

Rivera, Lilliam.  Barely Floating.  BL 6/1-15/23, PW 6/5/23, BCCB 9/23

Rivers, Karen.  A Pretty Implausible Premise.  PW 7/31/23, BL 9/1/23

Roe, Mechal Renee.  I Am Born to Be Awesome.  SLJ 1/23

Roehrig, Caleb.  Teach the Torches to Burn: A Romeo & Juliet Remix.  BL 8/23

Rogers, Shannon C. F. I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom. PW 5/15/23

Romero, R.M. A Warning Against Swans. BCCB 9/23

Rosen, L.C. Emmett. PW 9/25/23

Rosen, L.C. Lion's Legacy.  4/1/23

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse.  Uni Joins the Team.  SLJ 1/23

Royce, Eden.  Conjure Island. K 6/15/23

Rubin, Adam. The Human Kaboom. BCCB 1/23

Rudd, Maggie C.  How to Stay Invisible. K 4/1/23, PW 4/24/23, HB 7/23

Rundberg, Johan. The Night Raven. HB 9/23

Rylant, Cynthia.  Hornbeam All In.  K 10/15/23

Salazar, Aida & Yamile Saied. Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories From BIPOC Authors.  K 1/15/23, PW 1/16/23, BL 1/1-15/23

Saleh, Haya.  Wild Poppies.  BL 5/15/23

Salerni, Dianne K.  The Carrefour Curse  K 11/15/22

Salmon, Caspar.  How to Count to One (And Don't Even Think About Bigger Numbers).  K 5/1/23

Santat, Dan.  A First Time for Everything.  K 12/15/22, PW 1/9/23, BL 2/1/23

Santiago, Elizabeth.  The Moonlit Vine.  BL 5/15/23

Sax, Sarah.  Picture Day.  K 4/15/23

Schmidt, G.Z.  The Curious Vanishing of Beatrice Willoughby.  PW 7/31/23, K 8/1/23

Schmidt, Gary.  The Labors of Hercules Beal.  SLJ 2/23, K 3/15/23, 4/1/23, PW 4/17/23

Schrefrer, Eliot.  Charming Young Man.  BL 10/1/23

Schwartz, Elly.  Hidden Truths. K 9/1/23

Sekaran, Shanti.  Boomi's Boombox.  BL 5/1/23, SLJ 6/23

Selznick, Brian.  Big Tree.  BL 1/1-15/23, PW 2/20/23, BCCB 3/23

Shahi, Arya.  An Impossible Thing to Say.  BL 9/15/23

Sharpe, Tess.  6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did).  BL 1/1-15/23

Shawl, Nisi. Speculation.  K 1/15/23

Sheron, Jess. The Sea in You. BCCB 2/23

Shukairy, Ream.  The Next New Syrian Girl.  BL 3/1/23

Shusterman, Neal & Eric Elfman.  I Am the Walrus.  BL 2/15/23

Shusterman, Neal. Courage to Dream: Tales of Hope in the Holocaust. HB 9/23

Silverston, Anthony & Raffaella Delle Donne.  Pearl of the Sea.  BL 2/1/23

Sinclair, Phoebe.  Confessions of a  Candy Snatcher.  SLJ 6/23

Sindu, SJ. Shakti. BCCB 5/23

Skinner, Nicola.  Starboard.  K 4/15/23, PW 5/1/23, BCCB 6/23

Smith, Brian "Smitty."  Officer Clawsome: Lobster Cop.  BL 2/1/23

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Harvest House. PW 2/13/23

Smith, Heather.  The Boy, the Cloud and the Very Tall Tale.  BL 8/23

Sortino, Anna. Give Me a Sign. PW 6/5/23

Standish, Ali.  The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall.  PW 7/24/23, BL 9/1/23

St. Jude, Jen. If Tomorrow Doesn't Come. PW 3/6/23

Stein, David Ezra.  Beaky Barnes: Egg on the Loose: A Graphic Novel.  K 11/15/22

Steinkellner, Emma.  Nell of Gumbling: My Extremely Normal Fairy-Tale Life.  SLJ 9/23

Sterling, Zachary.  Mabuhay!  SLJ 9/23, BL 10/15/23

Stork, Francisco X.  I Am Not Alone.  BL 6/1-15/23

Strange, Lucy.  Sisters of the Lost Marsh.  K 12/1/22, PW 12/19/22

Strong, Karen. Cool. Awkward. Black. BCCB 1/23

Stroud, Jonathan.  The Notorious Scarlett and Browne.  K 2/15/23

Sugiura, Misa.  Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind.  BL 1/1-15/23

Suk, Sarah. The Space Between Here and Now. PW 8/28/23

Suntanto, Jesse Q.  Didn't See That Coming.  BL 10/15/23

Swartz, Elly.  Hidden Truths. SLJ 10/23

Swinarski, Claire.  What Happened to Rachel Riley?  BL 1/1-15/23

Taffola, Carmen. Warrior Girl. PW 7/24/23

Tan, Susan.  Ghosts, Toast, And Other Hazards.  K 2/15/23, PW 2/27/23, HB 3-4/23

Tang, Betty C.  Parachute Kids. K 2/15/23, SLJ 4/23, BL 4/15/23

Thayer, Mike.  The Talent Thief.  K 12/1/22, PW 1/9/23

Thomas, Angie.  Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy.   PW 3/6/23, BL 4/15/23

Thomas, J.E.  Control Freaks.  BL 2/15/23

Thompson, Pari. Greenwild: The World Behind the Door. BCCB 6/23

Thomson, Pari.  Greenwild:  The World Behind the Door.  SLJ 8/23

Tidholm, Thomas.  To the Ice.  BL 11/1-11/15/23

Turner, Erika. And Other Mistakes. PW 12/12/22

Underhill, Edward. Always the Almost. PW 12/5/22

Utomi, Moses Ose. Daughters of Oduma. PW 1/9/23

Valdes, David.  Brighter Than the Moon.  BL 1/1-15/23

Valley, H.S. Time Te Maro and the Subterranean Heartsick Blues. PW 12/12/22

Van Otterloo, Ash. The Beautiful Something Else. BCCB 5/23

Varela, Nina.  Juniper Harvey and the Vanishing Kingdom.  K 11/15/22

Vickers, Elaine. Half Moon Summer.  K 4/1/23, PW 4/24/23, BL 5/1/23

Villa, Jonny Garza.  Ander & Santi Were Here.  BL 3/1/23

Visaggio, Magdalene.  The Ojja-Wjja.  BL 2/1/23, K 4/15/23

Vitalis, Jessica.  Coyote Queen.  K 9/1/23

Vitalis, Jessica. The Rabbit's Gift. SLJ 1/23

Viva, Frank.  Gotta Go!  SLJ 10/23

Wahl, Phoebe. Phoebe's Diary. PW 8/7/23

Walls, Dale. The Queer Girl is Going to Be Okay. PW 9/18/23, BL 11/1-15/23

Walls, Jasmine.  Brooms.  PW 8/14/23, BL 9/15/23

Walton, Jessica. Stars in Their Eyes. PW 6/19/23, BL 10/15/23

Wasson, Brian.  Seven Minutes in Candyland.  BL 11/1-15/23

Waters, Charles & Traci Sorell.  Mascot.  K 7/15/23, PW 7/15/23

Wein, Elizabeth. Stateless. HB 3-4/23

Weinersmith, Zach.  Bea Wolf. K 12/1/22, SLJ 1/23, PW 1/16/23, BCCB 1/23, BL 2/1/23

White, Andrew Joseph.  The Spirit Bares Its Teeth.  BL 8/23

Wilgus, Benjamin A.  Grace Needs Space!  BL 2/1/23

Willing, Stephanie. West of the Sea. PW 5/29/23

Wilson, Kip.  One Last Shot: The Story of Wartime Photographer Gerda Taro.  BL 1/1-15/23

Wilson, Lakita. Last Chance Dance. PW 1/9/23

Winans, Justine Pucella.  Blanca Torre Is Afraid of Everything.  PW 3/6/23, 4/1/23

Winans, Justine Pucella.  The Otherwoods.  PW 7/24/23, BL 9/1/23

Windness, Kaz.  Worm and Caterpillar Are Friends.  K 11/1/22

Winters, Julian.  As You Walk on By.  BL 3/15/23

Winston, Sherri.  Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution. SLJ 1/23

Woltz, Anna.  My Especially Weird Week with Tess.  BL 3/15/23

Wood, Jennie.  Paper Planes.  BL 4/15/23

Woodson, Jacqueline. Remember Us.  SLJ 8/23, PW 8/14/23, BL 9/1/23, HB 9/23

Wyman, Christina.  Jawbreaker.  PW 8/21/23, K 9/1/23

Yan Glaser, Katrina.  The Vanderbeeks Ever After.  BL 8/23

Yang, Kelly.  Finally Seen.  BL 12/1-15/22

Yi, Susie.  A Sky of Paper Stars.  K 8/1/23

Young, Brian.  Heroes of the Water Monster.  K 5/1/23

Yu, Pei-Yun.  The Boy from Clearwater.  BL 9/15/23

Zahler, Diane. Wild Bird. PW 1/16/23, SLJ 4/23

Zoboi, Ibi. Nigeria Jones. PW 4/17/23

Zsako, Balint.  Bunny & Tree.  BL 4/15/23, BCCB 6/23

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.