This summer, the library brought back the Newcott-Caldebery contest. Children in first to eighth grade were invited to submit an original written and/or illustrated book, the book that they would like to see in the library. Winners were chosen in each of four categories: 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade. We had 29 total entries, 3 in the 1st/2nd grade category, 10 in the 3rd/4th category, 14 in the 5th/6th category, and 2 in the 7th/8th category. The Newcott is awarded for the best story and the Caldebery for the best illustrations. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on September 14.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who submitted an original story. Everyone who entered received a certificate of participation and a small prize; however, the biggest honor is having your book added to the library’s collection. That’s right, everyone who entered a book in the contest will be able to find their book in the library catalog and check it out. ***Please keep in mind, that the books all need to be cataloged and processed, so they will not be available for check out until later this year.***

In the meantime, you can take a look at the covers of the winning books. We hope you enjoy them!

1st/2nd grade Newcott Award
The Brave Princess and the Terrible Winlock
Nayara 2nd grade
1st/2nd grade Caldebery Award
Mahika’s Crying Feeling:
Based on a True Experience

Mahika 1st grade

3rd/4th grade Newcott Award
Beanstalk and the Jack
Nicole 3rd grade
3rd/4th grade Caldebery Award
Lilly and Puppy’s Merry Christmas
Darla 3rd grade

5th/6th grade Newcott Award
More than a Summer Job
Melanie 5th grade
7th/8th grade Newcott Award
Alexandra 7th grade