With only days to go until the live ALA announcements on Monday (click here to watch), it was time to finally vote on our school's Mock Caldecott. With both of my seventh grade classes, we held a mock discussion, trying to follow the rules and format of the actual committee (especially no repeating of comments) before we held the vote. We only had time for one round of voting, rather than continuing to narrow and vote until reaching a total consensus. Younger classes simply held a vote.
And the winners are ...
Third Grade Winner: Du Iz Tak?
Honor Books: Are We There Yet?, A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785, and Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions.
Fifth Grade Winner: They All Saw a CatHonor Books: Du Iz Tak?, Leave Me Alone!, and The Princess and the Warrior: a tale of two volcanoes
Seventh Grade, A group: Winner, Du Iz Tak?
Honor Books: Ada's Violin: the story of the recycled orchestra of Paraguay and The Sound of Silence
Runners-Up: They All Saw a Cat, The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, and Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
Seventh Grade, B group: Winner: Henry and Leo
Honors Books: Ada's Violin: the story of the recycled orchestra of Paraguay, Before Morning, and Du Iz Tak?
Want more Caldecott details?
- First half of my favorite picks for this year's Caldecott Award - includes reviews.
- Second half of my favorite picks for this year's Caldecott Award - includes reviews.
- Click the "Newbery" tag for our school's Mock Newbery choices.
(Click the 'Caldecott' tag to see previous ballots and winners. Our students have a great track record over the last two years, having previous picked winner/honor books like Finding Winnie, Waiting, and Beekle.)
Who's your pick?