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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 […]

Mocking the Caldecott

A number of you run Mock Caldecotts at your school, library, book club, car pool…wherever 15 or so are gathered in the name of picture books. I hope you will share your results right here in the comments. I think many of us would love to know HOW you conduct the reading, discussion, and voting. […]

Calling Caldecott 2013 final ballot is now OPEN

As promised, here is a link to the second and final ballot. We hope you’ll keep discussing these books here and on our previous post where you can see the complete results of the first ballot, including just how many first, second, and third place votes each book received. We’ll leave the polls open until […]

Calling Caldecott 2013 ballot #1 results

It’s amazing anything got done last night, what with me checking the results every thirteen seconds or so! My finger was permanently adhered to the refresh button, I tell you! Lolly has constructed this dandy table and I have done the math. (Fingers crossed that I haven’t messed anything up. Frantic calculating while second graders […]

Time to VOTE! 2013 Mock Caldecott polls are open

Here’s a link to the Calling Caldecott Ballot #1. Note that you will vote for your first, second, and third choices, just like the real committee. The polls will close at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning (Wednesday, January 22) and we will aim to post the results at noon. Tallying actual Caldecott votes is a tricky […]

Calling Caldecott 2013 ballot list

We decided to put more titles on the ballot this year. It means more math for Robin when we tally everything Wednesday morning, but she says that’s okay, bless her. On the real committee, once the ballot is decided there is more discussion before voting, so we’d like to hear lots of comments. Lurkers, it’s […]

Mock Caldecott DIY

We  got a good question on another post that I think deserves its own space. Here it is: Comment from s.j. on “Are you in mourning?“: For those who did mock Caldecotts with students, I would love some more information and tips on doing one for next year! I have some mixed-grade classes (1, 2, […]

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 […]

Calling Caldecott final ballot is OPEN

         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 […]

Calling Caldecott ballot #1 results

I have to say that watching the votes come in was plenty exciting for me! Lolly gave me the super-secret location of the returns so I could check them obsessively all night long. Lolly and I had a face-to-face (really screen-to-screen) chat about how to decide where to go from here. It’s clear that FIVE […]