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Mock Newbery and Caldecott Event at MidPointe Library West Chester Previews the Real Thing

Over 65 children's services staff from public libraries located in Southwest Ohio discussed and voted on juvenile and young adult fiction, non-fiction, and picture books, in a Mock Newbery and Mock Caldecott event hosted by the West Chester MidPointe Library System on Thursday, January 17.  The event is coordinated by Sam Bloom, a Tween Librarian with The Public Library Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and a team of staff from PLCH, MidPointe Library System, and The Lane Libraries.

This year, Loren Long, a local author/illustrator who lives in Cincinnati, talked to us about his writing and illustrating process, specifically about his illustrations for the picture book Love, written by Matt de la Peña.    

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The winner of the Mock Newbery was The Night Diary by Vera Hiranandani.

The honors for the Mock Newbery went to Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis, and The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan.

The winner of the Mock Caldecott was Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat, written by Minh Lê.

The honors for the Mock Caldecott went to Dreamers by Yuyi Morales and Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love.

The actual ALA Youth Media Awards announcement for the Newbery and Caldecott medals (and other awards) takes place at the American Librarian Association conference in Seattle, Washington, on Monday, January 28th, at 8 a.m. PT.  The event will be live-streamed and here is the link if you're interested in watching the live announcements: