I just ran a Mock Caldecott at the Bridgewater Branch of the Somerset County (NJ) Public Library System and five Mock Caldecotts with the Kindergarten – 4th grade classes of Bedminster School.
(Methodology used: http://carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com/2015/01/mock-caldecott-committee-be-judge.html )
Here are the results:
A list of all titles shared with the children and the preliminary tallies for each title can be viewed at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x_gkWud_CXXgVy-LgFBqGNgkUmQVQMwds1xdOvT8nNY/edit?usp=sharing
I loved getting to read aloud so many wonderful titles -- one of my favorite parts of doing the Mock Caldecott is seeing how the kids respond to the new books -- and seeing the excitement when I come into the room. The kids really look forward to this program!
My personal favorites -- I must admit I am a sucker for great illustrations complemented by a great text (even though that is not the "official" guideline):
Last Stop on Market Street (Grandmother/grandchild and city people so well imaged)
Finding Winnie (charming, so fitting for the story)
Trombone Shorty (so evocative of New Orleans!)
Drum Dream Girl (gorgeously vividly Caribbean)
In a Village by the Sea (great changes in perspective, incredible detail, full-circle story)
Bridgewater Library 2017 Mock Caldecott