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Calling Caldecott final ballot is OPEN

   Blackout   Grandpa Green     Me...Jane

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 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
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

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 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.

I want to thank to Laura Girmscheid at Media Source in NY for making the ballots look pretty and do what we want them to.

Now everyone VOTE — and tell all your friends and co-workers, too!

Lolly Robinson About Lolly Robinson

Lolly Robinson is the creative director for The Horn Book, Inc. She has degrees in studio art and children's literature and teaches children's literature at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has served on the Caldecott and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committees and blogs for Calling Caldecott and Lolly's Classroom on this site.

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