Mock Caldecott Results

Right after we announced the Mock Caldecott results things got busy in the Learning Commons. It's almost my lunch break but I need to get our results posted and it seems now is the time to do it! Just like every other year we've had some hits and misses in the books the school picked... Continue Reading →

Mock Caldecott In Action

The students are having fun reading and voting on this year's round of books. Their opinions are polarizing. As soon as I hear one say they loved a certain book another student doesn't enjoy it. Yet, as always, there are some books that the kids take to right away as is evident by the shouts... Continue Reading →

Mock Caldecott

Voting in the Mock Caldecott has started here at SPAS and the students are very excited! Mrs. Natalie and Miss Malissa have chosen 24 books to select from. This is more than we've had in previous years. It is just too hard to narrow it down.   This year did something a little different. We... Continue Reading →

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 →

Students Have Their Say

The results are in! St. Philip's students have spent the past month voting for the Mock Caldecott. You can read about the books they read and critiqued here. All in all I'd say we had a lot of fun. This is the second year we have held a Mock Caldecott and I am starting to... Continue Reading →

Mock Caldecott 2015

It is time for our now Annual Mock Caldecott! We had so much fun last year that we are doing it again. I'm still a teeny bit sad Mr. Tiger Goes Wild didn't win last year but have started to appreciate Locomotive's merits and can see why the Caldecott committee chose it. This year we have... Continue Reading →

A Lovely Surprise

Today I received a fun surprise in the mail; a tan package with something hard inside. Upon opening it I saw it was a foam board print of cute little Hank from Hank Finds An Egg by Rebecca Dudley. The letter, from Peter Pauper Press, explained that they wanted to send a token of their... 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 →

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Last week I posted a video of author Aaron Becker explaining his "journey" in making his book Journey. You can watch it here. Today I would like to show you another great video of an author/illustrator explaining his process. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild is by Peter Brown and one of the books the students have been... Continue Reading →

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