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Announcing the 2017 Calling Caldecott winners

2017 Calling Caldecott winners

Our Mock Caldecott vote has concluded. Thanks to everyone (if our numbers and math are correct, over 600 of you—a record number) who participated. There may be hope for us all if we all still care this passionately about picture books. The winner of our Mock Caldecott, with a phenomenally high 1026 total points, is […]

2017 Ballot #1 results — and ballot #2 now open

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The three of us watched the voting in real time yesterday and last night, and woke up early today to check numbers before the balloting closed at 9 am. This is a really exciting time for us, but it can also be heartbreaking as we see some of our favorites are not getting the voter love […]

And the 2016 Calling Caldecott winners are…

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Approximately four hundred of you (judging by the number of first-place votes) took part in our second vote yesterday, with every one of the remaining eight books on the ballot garnering significant support (see results below). Congratulations to all those deserving and distinguished picture books! and best of luck in the real world as the […]

Beekle wins 2015 Caldecott Medal

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The actual results are in. The Real Committee has spoken! And now it’s time for us all to cheer and mourn and weigh in (in the comments). Here are the books the committee chose: WINNER The Adventures of Beekle written and illustrated by Dan Santat HONOR BOOKS (SIX! AND ONE IS A YA GRAPHIC NOVEL!) […]

Calling Caldecott winner is The Farmer and the Clown

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Congratulations to Marla Frazee’s spectacular The Farmer and the Clown, winner of this year’s Calling Caldecott mock vote! While the rest of you were checking the weather and worrying about travel plans and charging your cellphones, we were here checking the returns for Calling Caldecott (results below). Last year was unusual in that two books […]