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Feb 1, 2013 — The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate was named the 2013 John Newbery Medal recipient on January 28, 2013 during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Mid-Winter Conference in Seattle, WA. The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author with the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature published in the United States the previous year.
The Daviess County Public Library was inspired by the ALA, so we decided to host our own mock Newbery Awards this year. From February 1st -February 15th we will be taking nominations for the best juvenile book published in 2012. The nominees must fit these requirements:
1. The nominee must be a juvenile book.
2. The nominee must be a book published in 2012.
If you would like some ideas of books that would fit the criteria, you can visit our Pinterest page examples of eligible titles. The book that receives the most votes will win the title of Mock Newbery Award Winner. Please send your nominees to DcplKids@gmail.com