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About Julie Danielson, Martha Parravano, and Lolly Robinson

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

The Official 2019 Caldecott Winners

The day has come! The 2019 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee has made its choices. The winner is: Hello Lighthouse, written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. (This is her second Caldecott Medal — Finding Winnie won in 2016). The honor books are: Alma and How She Got Her Name, written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal The Rough […]

And the winner of the 2019 Calling Caldecott mock vote is…

…Yuyi Morales’s Dreamers Congratulations to Yuyi Morales for winning the mock vote here at Calling Caldecott! It’s been a bit of a wild ride, though. If you look at the full results of our vote, you’ll see that this was almost too close to call: 1st choice (4 points) 2nd choice (3 points) 3rd choice […]

Calling Caldecott 2019 ballot #2 now open

We are almost finished! Our second ballot starts now and will be open until 9 a.m. EST tomorrow (Thursday, January 24), and we will announce the winner of our mock vote in the afternoon. In less than a week! — Monday, January 28! — we will find out which books will receive recognition from the Real Caldecott committee. As noted last […]

Calling Caldecott 2019 ballot #1 results

The first round of voting is complete! Thanks to everyone who weighed in. As regular Calling Caldecott readers know — but it bears repeating for new folks — the real Caldecott Committee is required to vote for three books on each ballot, specifying 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. When the votes are in, they are […]

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. […]

And the winner of the 2018 Calling Caldecott mock vote is…

. . . Dan Santat’s After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) After the Fall received a whopping 456 total points, garnering 77 first-place votes. And for our purposes, making it the clear winner. (How would that translate to numbers on an actual Caldecott committee ballot? As decisive as the numbers look on our second […]

Calling Caldecott 2018 ballot #1 results

The three of us watched the voting in real time Friday and over the weekend, and we woke up early today to check numbers before the balloting closed at 9 a.m. This is a really exciting time for us, but it can also be heartbreaking to see some of our favorites not getting enough votes to remain in consideration. […]

Calling Caldecott 2018 ballot #1 now open

Here is a link to the 2018 Calling Caldecott ballot. It will be open until 9 a.m. (EST) Monday, February 5. Sometime that afternoon, we will post the results and a link to the second ballot. Go ahead and lobby for your favorites in the comments here. Or mourn for the books that didn’t make […]

The Guests Are Here; or, We Kick Off Our List

Well, since Tuesday’s post was called “Let’s Get This Party Started,” we’ll continue with our party metaphor by telling you that all the guests are here, the mixed nuts are out, and the dance music is blaring. That’s right: We’re here today with our list of several dozen 2017 Caldecott-eligible books. We have gathered them […]