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Time to VOTE! 2013 Mock Caldecott polls are open

2013 Calling Caldecott voting booth

Here’s a link to the Calling Caldecott Ballot #1. Note that you will vote for your first, second, and third choices, just like the real committee. The polls will close at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning (Wednesday, January 22) and we will aim to post the results at noon. Tallying actual Caldecott votes is a tricky […]

Calling Caldecott 2013 ballot list

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We decided to put more titles on the ballot this year. It means more math for Robin when we tally everything Wednesday morning, but she says that’s okay, bless her. On the real committee, once the ballot is decided there is more discussion before voting, so we’d like to hear lots of comments. Lurkers, it’s […]

Mock Caldecott DIY

Mock Caldecotts for Dummies

We  got a good question on another post that I think deserves its own space. Here it is: Comment from s.j. on “Are you in mourning?“: For those who did mock Caldecotts with students, I would love some more information and tips on doing one for next year! I have some mixed-grade classes (1, 2, […]

Me…Jane wins Calling Caldecott vote

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The winner of the 2012 Calling Caldecott mock vote is Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell!             The four honor books are Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet Blackout by John Rocco Grandpa Green by Lane Smith I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen […]

Calling Caldecott final ballot is OPEN

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         Aaaaand they’re off! Here is a link to the second and final ballot. We’ll leave the polls on this one open until Thursday morning and aim to post the final results Thursday noon. If you missed the results of the first ballot, they are here. Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story […]

Calling Caldecott ballot #1 results

Calling Caldecott Ballot #1 results, 2012

I have to say that watching the votes come in was plenty exciting for me! Lolly gave me the super-secret location of the returns so I could check them obsessively all night long. Lolly and I had a face-to-face (really screen-to-screen) chat about how to decide where to go from here. It’s clear that FIVE […]

VOTE NOW! Mock Caldecott polls are open.

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Here’s a link to the official Calling Caldecott Ballot #1. Note that you will vote for your first, second, and third choices, just like the real committee. The polls will close at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning (Tuesday, January 17) and we will try to get the results up at noon. Tallying Caldecott votes is a […]

Our mock Caldecott ballot list

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Robin and I have put our heads together and come up with a ballot of 15 books. On the real committee, once the ballot is decided there is more discussion before voting, so that’s how we will do it here. We’d like to hear lots of comments. Lurkers, it’s time to be heard! Be as […]

We want to hear your mocks

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We’ll get back to our own book discussions this weekend, but first we want to hear about any Mock Caldecotts you have led or participated in. If the results are in, what were they? If you have books you plan to discuss, share your list. We’d love to let this blog be the repository for […]