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About Robin Smith and Lolly Robinson

Robin Smith is a second-grade teacher at the Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a reviewer for Kirkus and The Horn Book Magazine and has served on multiple award committees.
Lolly Robinson is the designer and production manager for The Horn Book, Inc. She has degrees in studio art and children's literature and teaches children's and adolescent literature at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has served on the Caldecott and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committees.

Extra Yarn wins 2013 Calling Caldecott vote

The winner of the 2013 Calling Caldecott mock vote is Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen.             The two honor books are Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky Though the first place numbers were decisive on this ballot, there […]

Here we go again!

Welcome to Year Two of Calling Caldecott, talking about this year’s picture books — what can win, what will win, what should win. Last year we started with a list so we’ll do the same this year. What follows is a list of  picture books that have been starred in more than one journal or […]

Me…Jane wins Calling Caldecott vote

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 […]

It begins…

Hello to all from blog newbies Robin and Lolly! When Roger Sutton asked us to helm a Heavy Medal companion blog, was there any chance we would refuse? Absolutely not! We both have inside knowledge about the workings of the Caldecott Committee, some of which we’ll share with you over the next four months as […]