Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Results: Mockdecott 2016

The votes, all 162 of them, are in.  I have tallied and multiplied and added and my school's mock Caldecott winner was Drum Dream Girl!

The standings were as follows:

  1. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
  2. We Forgot Brock!, written and illustrated by Carter Goodrich
  3. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  4. Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
  5. A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  6. In a Village by the Sea by Muon Van, illustrated by Amy Chu
  7. My Pen, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers
  8. Waiting, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
  9. Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Jason Chin
  10. Home, written and illustrated by Carson Ellis
  11. Lenny & Lucy by Phillip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
  12. The Whisper, written and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Did the fact that I read Drum Dream Girl and We Forgot Brock! to many classes play a role?  I'm sure.  In retrospect, I wish I'd omitted We Forgot Brock! (which admittedly had a story that really appealed to the children) from the nominees and replaced it with Last Stop on Market Street.  I also wish I could have included Wait.

I'm looking forward to the announcements of the real awards tomorrow!

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