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It’s Monday! Here’s Our Not-So-Short Caldecott Short List #IMWAYR #BuildYourStack #itsallboutthebooks

So many schools are hosting Mock Caldecott awards in preparation for the announcement of the winners on January 28. We decided to join the fun and share our Caldecott shortlist with each other and you!  Good news – we share some great books.  Bad news it is not so short list – way longer than two minutes (ish).  At least it is about books …

Here’s our list:

Post Video Note:  Jaqueline Woodson’s Coming on Home Soon  illustrated by E.B. Lewis,  (G.P. Putnam’s Son’s/Penguin Young Readers Group) was a Caldecott Honor book in 2005.  Here are all the medals and honors she has won over the years: https://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/all-about-me/some-awards-ive-won/

Post Post Video Note: Clearly our memory is not what it used to be!

Post Post Post Video Note:  Sorry we did not name all the authors and illustrators as we shared the titles – trying to keep it short has it downsides!! Here are all the books we shared so you can see them up close and find them online!

Drawn Together

I Walk With Vanessa

Mixed A Colorful Story

The Day You Begin

The Rabbit Listened

Imagine

Dreamers

Little Brown

Post Post Post Post Video Note: We could have re-taped the video but the was too much for our technology skills!  Sorry!!

9 Comments
  • Rose Cappelli
    Posted at 14:53h, 12 November Reply

    I agree with all of your picks! Thanks for sharing and hope to catch up with you at NCTE!

  • Lisa Maucione
    Posted at 15:42h, 12 November Reply

    These are all great picks for the Caldecott! Drawn Together and Dreamers I think would be at the very top of my list.

  • Shaye
    Posted at 15:48h, 12 November Reply

    I loved watching your video this morning, Tammy and Clare. I haven’t been able to get my hands on all these books, yet, but I’m hearing so many good things from fellow readers. Some of these covers even bring tears to my eyes. We’re so lucky to have such great children’s literature in the world! Thank you for sharing.

  • Linda Baie
    Posted at 17:17h, 12 November Reply

    I still need to read Mixed & Little Brown. There are so many wonderful books out this year. I don’t see how the committee will choose, maybe lots of honors? Thanks!

  • Susan Kennedy
    Posted at 19:47h, 12 November Reply

    What I love about Little Brown. Is the POV thinking and the lack of solution. I am recommending it a lot of places too.

  • Earl Dizon
    Posted at 22:23h, 12 November Reply

    I love seeing other people’s picks. Glad I’vre read all of these.

  • Aaron Cleaveley
    Posted at 09:06h, 13 November Reply

    Nice to read your picks. I think my favourite of the bunch is Drawn Together, although I still have not read Dreamers, which is a big mistake on my part.

  • Michele Knott
    Posted at 23:57h, 13 November Reply

    I’m impressed you tried a video! Good for you 🙂 I love seeing all the lists this time of year. It’s interesting to see what seems to be on everyone’s list and the books that pop up here and there. I posted my list today. Geisel will go up on Thursday!

  • Myra from GatheringBooks
    Posted at 03:29h, 14 November Reply

    I loved The Day You Begin and also enjoyed The Rabbit Listened – I have yet to find Drawn Together though. Time to hunt it down from our library shelves!

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