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Mock book awards | Class #6, 2016

During our last class, students will meet in mock award groups. We did this for the first time last year and it went surprisingly well. This year the class is larger, which means there will be four Caldecott committees instead of two. Like last year, we will follow the terms and criteria as outlined by the ALA/ALSC:

Every committee has 5-7 students, each nominating and presenting one book published in 2015. After all the books have been presented, they will discuss their slates, vote, and present their winning books to the class.

I love seeing all the overlaps. Not surprisingly, several picture books will be discussed by more than one Caldecott Committee (Boats for Papa on two, Finding Winnie on three, Float on two, Last Stop on Market Street on all four, Waiting on two, Water is Water on two). I was more surprised to see Waiting also show up on Geisel and Finding Winnie on the Sibert roster.

Which book in each group do you think is the most worthy, and why?


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Geisel

  • I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems
  • Flop to the Top! by Eleanor Davis, illustrated by Drew Weing
  • Ling and Ting: Together in All Weather by Grace Lin
  • A Pig, a Fox, and a Box by Jonathan Fenske
  • Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine   Lillian's Right to Vote   emannuels-dream

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Sibert

  • Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark, Illustrated by April Chu
  • Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Shane W. Evans
  • Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls
  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki by Deborah Kogan Ray
  • Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, illustrated by Bryan Collier

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Caldecott #1

  • Float by Daniel Miyares
  • Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski

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de-la-pena_last-stop-on-market-street_170x210   red_crayonstory   henkes_waiting_170x214   wateriswater

Caldecott #2

  • Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley
  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López
  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
  • Waiting by Kevin Henkes
  • Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Jason Chin

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Caldecott #3

  • Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler
  • Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley
  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Out of the Woods by Rebecca Bond
  • Waiting by Kevin Henkes

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home    de-la-pena_last-stop-on-market-street_170x210   wateriswater

Caldecott #4

  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López
  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • Float by Daniel Miyares
  • Home by Carson Ellis
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Jason Chin
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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