Saturday, January 23, 2021

Mock Caldecott results are in!

We just wrapped up our Mock Caldecott unit in fifth grade, and our results are in ... ! 

We shared 12 different 2020 books over the course of the school year, and students were asked to rank their Top 3 choices. 

These were their choices: 

All Because You Matter by Tami Charles and Brian Collier
Hike by Pete Oswald
Honeybee: the busy life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon James
If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall
My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano and Jillian Tamaki
Outside In by Deborah Underwood and Cindy Derby
R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison
The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade
Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Linda Uribe

I had two classes of fifth graders who voted, and the winner is ...

Honeybee: the busy life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann! This one was the run-away winner in both classes. The kids fell in love with the story and were overwhelmed by the care, detail, and emotion expressed in the illustrations. If you haven't seen this one yet, you need to.

Honor Books

Want to see our previous winners? Click the Caldecott tag. Nearly every year we've picked at least one of the winners or honor books. 

What are your favorite books for this year's Caldecott?


  1. We are voting tomorrow (a gift of time zones!). We had lots of the same books, so I look forward to seeing if our results are similar!

    1. I can't wait to hear your classes winners, either! Fingers crossed for tomorro!


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