"The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."
(from the Association of Library Service for Children website)
This past year there were so many exceptional picture books, that I increased the number of books the children considered from three to five. Even narrowing down the field to five was a challenge, so this year I invited the Memorial staff to help me choose which books to include. Here are the five finalists for our Mock Caldecott:
Students voted when they had library class. We used a google form for our ballot:
And, the winner was...... (by a LANDSLIDE!!)
|Notice the student created Mock Caldecott Medal!|
I tweeted out the results of our Mock Caldecott. Can't wait to share this with our kiddos. Take a look: