The winner of the 2013 Calling Caldecott mock vote
is Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen.
The two honor books are
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Though the first place numbers were decisive on this ballot, there would still be another vote on the real committee. According to the rules, the winning book has to receive more than half the first place votes and with 267 voters, the winner would have to garner 134 first place votes. However, we make our own rules (and we don’t have the option of locking everyone in a room until they get to that magic halfway point plus one).
Later in the day, we will write about honor books and how they are chosen. (Hint: the rules get a little fuzzy here.)
In the interest of transparency, here are the totals:
|And Then It’s Spring||17||41||28||247|
|Baby Bear Sees Blue
|Chloe and the Lion
|A Home for Bird
|This Is Not My Hat
|Z Is for Moose
Over the next few days we will be talking about mourning the loss of beloved titles, review how honor book selection works, and hear what Robin has been up to at ALA. After the actual awards are announced, we will weigh in on the committee’s choices, find out what it’s like watching the returns from the Horn Book office, and get a report from Robin about being there for the big announcement in Seattle.
For those of you who will not be at ALA Midwinter, you can watch the award press conference here, at least until it crashes due to traffic overload! It looks as if they have set up this webcast page to include the Twitter feed in a sidebar. Or you might prefer to follow the Facebook page updates. All this is supposed to begin Monday, January 28 at 8 a.m. PT, which would be 9 a.m. for MT, 10 a.m. for CT, and 11 a.m. for east coasters.
For now, we would love to know your reactions to the latest vote. What surprised you? How did you feel when you saw the results of each ballot?
P.S. We had a problem on the blog last night and most of the comments left on the Mock Caldecott process post seem to have disappeared for good. We think we have copied and pasted all of the lost comments from our e-mail notifications, but if you don’t see yours there now, we encourage you to go back and try to recreate what you said.