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A 2020 Newbery/Caldecott Check In

Every once in a while, I sneak over to the Goodreads Mock Newbery and Caldecott lists to see what books are getting attention.

While the lists are open to voting by any Goodreads user (so DEFINITELY take them with a grain of salt), they are sometimes fairly accurate (although the 2019 Caldecott list didn’t fare well).

Add these to your diet along with the Fuse #8 predictions and the Heavy Medal suggestions for a balanced Newbery/Caldecott breakfast.

First up, Caldecott:

Aaaaand Newbery:

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Taylor Deushane says:

    Would The Undefeated be eligible for a Newbery? The text was first published in 2016.