It’s amazing anything got done last night, what with me checking the results every thirteen seconds or so! My finger was permanently adhered to the refresh button, I tell you!
Lolly has constructed this dandy table and I have done the math. (Fingers crossed that I haven’t messed anything up. Frantic calculating while second graders are entering the room is not in my normal skill set.)
Behold the power of weighted voting! Behold the power of the second place votes! Look at the third place column and feel the anxiety of What To Vote For Last.
This leaves us with nine titles for the second (and last) ballot. We picked any title that garnered more than 150 votes. Here is the place where some of you might want to have a moment of silence for books that are now off the table. Or maybe a sigh of relief for those that have held on by a thread.
|Abe Lincoln’s Dream
|And Then It’s Spring
|Baby Bear Sees Blue
|Bear has a Story to Tell
|Chloe and the Lion
|Fifty Cents and a Dream
|Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
|A Home for Bird
|I Have a Dream
|Life in the Ocean
|Little Dog Lost
|Machines Go to Work in the City
|Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!
|The Obstinate Pen||3||3||6||33|
|Step Gently Out||13||21||14||143|
|This Is Not My Hat||20||29||21||209|
|Z is for Moose||30||32||36||288|
We had more than 300 people voting. As we enter into our second (and final) vote, we would love to have at least as many voters. We’ve decided to post the second ballot later this afternoon — earlier than scheduled – but will leave the polling tool up until 9 a.m. Friday as originally planned. For now, take another look at the remaining books and make a pitch for the ones you appreciate and tell us what concerns you about the others.
And, I as I asked in my last post, let’s agree not to scrounge for specific votes on social media. We want a lot of votes, but we want folks who are educated voters, not just an illustrator’s college roommate’s BFFs from Facebook.
If we talk here, in the comments, we can approximate the
begging lobbying that happens around the Caldecott table. It’s a lot more fun if we hear from you.
Here are the nine books that will move on to a second ballot:
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Home for Bird by Phillip C. Stead
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky