Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mock Caldecott 2016


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: )

Here are the results:



A list of all titles shared with the children and the preliminary tallies for each title can be viewed at:


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

Winners (Tie)

Honor Books



  1. Just saw this on goodreads. It's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your resources!


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