That’s a mockingbird, in case you were wondering. Now you know. And now I know that this particular bird, the state bird of my fair state of Tennessee, is called a Mimus polyglottos.
I know lots of you will spend the next few weeks running discussion groups about the upcoming children’s book awards. (Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Printz, Geisel, Pura Belpre…) Last year I talked about how I run my second-grade class’s mock Caldecott discussion here, and I will start that process for this year’s books as soon as the ice clears and we can get back to school. You probably do something similar with your library patrons or children’s literature college classes or school, and we want to know the results.
So, please share the results of your mock Caldecott discussions in the comments. If you have results of other mock awards, list ’em as well. We want to know!