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Mock Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Round-up: Part Two

How cool is this?  Check out this email I received from the esteemed author Jim Averbeck:

I read your post yesterday where you gave a summary of the Mock Newbery and Caldecott lists out there. And I got to the comment where it seemed like trying to update your list with all the mocks would be a huge pain.  

This awoke the techno-geek in me. I thought “there has got to be some sort of wiki-spreadsheet-thingy that can be used to allow a lot of people to add other mock lists and which will update the totals tally automatically and enable the work to be spread arond. So I played around with it today and came up with a little site where people can do just that.  Here is the URL:

Anyway, the whole thing is based on a google shared spreadsheet which I have opened for public editing. This way, if someone wants to add a mock list from a particular library system/bookstore/entity they can.  If you decide this might be useful to point folks toward, please give me a little warning so I can do some final testing/proofing.

Nicely done, Jim. 

So if you have a Mock Caldecott that you’d like included on a final round-up, go here.
If you have a Mock Newbery that you’d like included in a final round-up, go here.
And if you have a Mock Printz that you’d like included in a final round-up, go here.

Thanks again to Jim Averbeck to compiling all this data.  Fun!  We should be perfectly situated next year to have this all under control, I should think.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Anokaberry says:

    I have some aversion to spreadsheets but I went there anyway and added Anokaberry’s titles to the mock Newbery — hope I did it right! Nan

  2. This spreadsheet is great! Thanks to Jim Averbeck for creating it and Thanks to you for letting us know about it.

  3. Will you be doing your Predict-o-Rama for the awards again this year? Hoping so.

  4. You betcha. I’ll do them a week or so before the official announcement.

  5. Chrisin NY says:

    That is totally cool.

  6. Hi Betsy,
    Looks like people are starting to fill in the spreadsheets. I am happy to report they are actually working as planned. The Caldecott sheet had a minor issue (it wasn’t totaling any new titles added) but it was a simple error on my part when I set it up and it is now fixed.
    Of course, the roundups are only as comprehensive as the people who participate make them, so hopefully folks will come on over and fill in the colmn for their mock lists.
    Take care