If you’ve been wondering exactly what a Mock Newbery is…I’ll point you back to Sharon’s post from last fall, So You Want to be a Mock Newbery Star? For a flashback of our Mock Newbery discussion last year, check out Anatomy of a Mock Newbery.
Last year I’d hoped to lead people through the intricate recesses of the Newbery Manual. But it was being revised, and wasn’t available online. Now it’s here, for all to see. Take a look! Not for the faint of heart, but it does lay out all the procedures by which the committee operates…including who tackles eligibility issues and how, as Jonathan alludes to in his post yesterday. Infinitesimal Minutiea indeed. To Newbery nerds that could spell "fun."