As promised, here is a link to the second and final ballot. We hope you’ll keep discussing these books here and on our previous post where you can see the complete results of the first ballot, including just how many first, second, and third place votes each book received. We’ll leave the polls open until Friday morning at 9 a.m. and post the final results Friday at noon.
The nine books on this ballot are
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
On a real Caldecott Committee, we would keep voting until one book got more than 50% of the first choice votes. Once that happened, the committee would decide how many honor books to choose and perhaps vote one more time to see which of the runners up get to be honors. Of course, we can’t be QUITE that authentic here because there are so many more people involved and we want to finish our Mock this week. So on Friday morning Robin and I will look at the results of the next vote, give the win to the book with the most first place choices, and make a decision about honor books based on the spread of votes for runners up.