2019 Mock Caldecott Result

Another Mock Caldecott has come and gone. As each year goes by our students get better and better at using the ALA criteria to read, examine and analyze the illustrations from the Mock Caldecott books. None of the student choices won the actual award but we are happy with both the actual winner and the spas winner.


The 2019 Caldecott winning book, Hello Lighthouse by Sophi Blackall was number 6 in our Mock Caldecott. I believe that is the closest we’ve ever come. When I told my classes which book won the Caldecott Award they were very happy that it was Hello Lighthouse. I think we are definitely getting better and picking winners.

Ultimately, The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld captured out students hearts. Both PLC class and LC classes loved this sweet story and soft illustrations.

SPAS Mock Caldecott Honor Books

Rounding out our top five, here are the honor books chosen by SPAS students.
2.) Drawn Together by Minh Le, Illustrated by Dan Santat
3.) Fox and Chick; The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier
4.) Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins and Emily Hughes
5.) Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

2019 Caldecott Honor Books

The Rough Patch was the only book not in our Mock Caldecott. It has been ordered and will be available in both the LC and the PLC soon.

The 2019 Caldecott Honor Books are:
Thank you Omu! by Oge Mora
The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
A Big Booncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

I always feel a little sad after the Mock Caldecott is over and the Caldecott Awards have been announced. I really enjoy watching the students read and look at the books in a different way. Some take the whole process very seriously. Some become extremely passionate about a particular book. Some greatly dislike a book and we discuss why. Until next year’s Mock Caldecott I hope you enjoy all of these books and even the ones that didn’t win.

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