Mock Caldecott Results

After a break from Mock Caldecott we held it again this year. The Learning Commons allowed all students to be involved. Just like previous years the students voted on preselected books. They were asked to read the book and then critique it with a series of questions based on the Caldecott criteria. This year we... Continue Reading →

Youth Media Awards Announced

Because I teach K-5 library classes I focus on the Caldecott Medal and mention the Newberry to my older students. It's not that the other awards aren't for my students it's just that it is easy to hold a Mock Caldecott for all the ages that go through my library. The day I can figure... Continue Reading →

REMINDER: Caldecott Announcements

Officially, the Caldecott Medal is part of the Youth Media Awards. Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos and other materials for children and teens. Perhaps the most famous of these awards are the Newbery for distinguished children's book and Caldecott for exceptional illustrations in a children's book. There are other important awards... Continue Reading →

2014 Mock Caldecott

The choosing of the Caldecott Medal recipient is just around the corner. Like libraries all over the country, we are holding a Mock Caldecott to see which picture book St. Philip students would choose to win the Caldecott Medal. This week all library classes are looking at the criteria for receiving the award. The next... Continue Reading →

WINNER Caldecott Giveaway

  WE HAVE A WINNER! As the rules stated, you had to be a St. Philip's student and a subscriber to win. I looked at my list of subscribers and only counted the comments from them. I assigned a number to each comment that counted in order from first to last. Then used random.org to... Continue Reading →

Newberry Giveaway Winner

Our first giveaway was a lot of fun for me. I'd say it was a small success with about 25 entries. I would love to hear your feedback about using Rafflecopter. Was it too confusing? Was it too hard to have entries that might require your parents help? Let me know what you think! If... Continue Reading →

Newbery Medal Giveaway!!!!

In honor of the Newbery Medal 2013 book, St. Philip the Apostle school and The Falcon's Fables are giving away The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate to one lucky St. Philip the Apostle School student. To read all about this life changing book see last weeks blog post. We are using Rafflecopter for... Continue Reading →

The One and Only Ivan

Yesterday the Newbery and Caldecott medal winners were announced at The American Library Association's Mid Winter Meeting. I was beyond excited to hear that The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate took top honors, winning the Newbery Medal. It is the story of Ivan, a silverback gorilla living at a run down circus themed... Continue Reading →

A Northern Light

I wanted to read a few books over Christmas break. There are so many library books that I haven't read. Unfortunately I only managed to read one book. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly is one of our newer additions to the Junior High Fiction section of the library. I am always drawn to historical fiction... Continue Reading →

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