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Your 2018 Newbery/Caldecott ‘Hey, Keep An Eye Out’ Lists

The 2017 Youth Media Awards: pretty good, right? Pretty, pretty good.

But like a cool guy who doesn’t look at explosions, I now have my eyes set forward to 2018.

Pulled from the Goodreads 2018 Mock Newbery and Caldecott lists, here are some books to keep an eye on (preferably both eyes, moving from left to right across the page, reading the words until it says “the end”). Is this any sort of big official list? Nah. These mock lists don’t really get rolling until later in the year, and the number of contributors is small. So let’s call this “just for fun”.

Goodreads 2018 Mock Newbery (as of 3/6/2017):

Goodreads 2018 Mock Caldecott (as of 3/6/2017):

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. Michele K says

    Travis – Ali Standish’s Goodreads and twitter account have her living in the U.K. Does that put “Ethan” out of running for Newbery? I know sometimes authors have dual citizenship. Didn’t know if you had an inside scoop on this one. It’s a great book.

  2. Kristina Perez says

    Ali Standish is a US citizen and she currently lives in North Carolina ;-)

  3. Eric Carpenter says

    always a shame that voters for these lists ignore the nonfiction.