Monday, January 13, 2014

And the (Mock) Winners Are...

Last night, I held our second annual staff Mock Caldecott party. We keep it casual and I've blogged about how to host a Mock Caldecott party before. This year, we determined some nominees ahead of time and it really made for some close voting (so we had tons of honor recipients!).

This year's Mock Caldecott winner is...

Building Our House by Jonathan Bean (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)

And we gave honors to all of our runners up: 

Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley (Peter Pauper Press)

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne, illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky (Chronicle Books)

Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Tiger in My Soup by Kashmira Sheth, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Peachtree Publishers)

I'll be attending the Midwinter Meeting, so I'll be in the audience as the actual 2014 awards are announced, but I've arranged for my staff to come in early to watch the live webinar together in our computer lab. I know that now that we've had some conversations and looked closely at this year's picture books, my staff will be more invested in the results and excited to watch the awards announcements!