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Calling Caldecott 2019 ballot #1 is open

Here is a link to the 2019 Calling Caldecott ballot. It will be open until 9 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, January 22. Sometime that afternoon, we will post the results and a link to the second ballot. [Note: because Monday is a federal holiday, we decided to let voting continue until Tuesday morning rather than Monday. We’ll announce the ballot 1 results Tuesday afternoon and run the second ballot vote from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. This year’s Calling Caldecott winners will be announced by 5 p.m. Thursday.]

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Go ahead and lobby for your favorites in the comments here. Or mourn for the books that didn’t make it onto our ballot. Remember, this is just a MOCK vote. Even if it’s missing here, your favorite book could still win big in real life on January 28.

Below are the 26 titles on our mock ballot list, as well as a renewed plea to play fair. (Please, no ballot-stuffing!)

  1. Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse by Corinna Luyken
  2. Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  3. A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
  4. Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  5. The Day You Begin illus. by Rafael López
  6. Drawn Together illus. by Dan Santat
  7. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
  8. The Field illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara
  9. Fox + Chick by Sergio Ruzzier
  10. Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel
  11. Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
  12. Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  13. A House That Once Was illus. by Lane Smith
  14. Imagine! illus. by Raúl Colón
  15. Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
  16. Nothing Stopped Sophie illus. by Barbara McClintock
  17. Otis and Will Discover the Deep illus. by Katherine Roy
  18. A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes
  19. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  20. Seeing Into Tomorrow illus. by Nina Crews
  21. The Stuff of Stars illus. by Ekua Holmes
  22. Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
  23. They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki
  24. The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee
  25. Water Land by Christy Hale
  26. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga illus. by Frané Lessac

 

About Julie Danielson, Martha Parravano, and Lolly Robinson

Julie Danielson, Martha Parravano, and Lolly Robinson are authors of the Calling Caldecott blog.

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  1. I’ve done my own mourning on a prior post but still applaud this fantastic opening ballot. And I love too many to lobby. 🙂 As to the real life final results it appears one book is the odds-on fave to secure gold (I will stay clear of identification though) though to make a prediction on the lot is way too difficult. 26 treasures here.

  2. Karen Boss says:

    I wish WE ARE GRATEFUL OTSALIHELIGA’s listing included the Cherokee portion of the title. Any way to add it?

  3. Julie Rowan-Zoch says:

    I’m surprised not to find The Town of Turtle by Cuevas/Chien on your list.

  4. Allison Grover Khoury says:

    Phew that was tough – just choosing 3! I wanted at least 5.

  5. Karen, all fixed.

  6. Ocean Meets Sky? I am a Cat? Baby Monkey Private that makes children giggle with joy.

  7. “Ocean Meets Sky”. So many amazing books this year, but I keep going back to this as my favorite.

  8. Susan Dailey says:

    Three was hard! I should probably know this, but is that how many the committee can vote for on each ballot or does it vary?

  9. Martha V. Parravano Martha V. Parravano says:

    Yes, Susan, committee members vote exactly this way on each ballot. I suppose there are exceptions — if it came down somehow to only two books left on the table or something like that — but as long as there are at least three books to vote on, yes this is how it works.

  10. Lolly Robinson Lolly Robinson says:

    Martha is right. There are multiple ballots where the committee is required to vote for their first, second, and third choices. Since the winner needs to have a majority of first place votes, it sometimes does come down to a final ballot with just two books — one of the reasons there must be an odd number of people on the committee. For the Calling Caldecott mock vote, we limit it to two ballots because of time constraints.

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