Mock Caldecott 2015

19 Nov

caldecottI’m working on trying to get some programming planned before Thanksgiving rolls around next week, so I’m scrambling to come up with some great ideas that are easy to plan and implement.  We have one more Fun Friday program before the end of the semester and as it’s on Friday, December 12th, I can only imagine the kids will be getting a little stir-crazy for the holiday.  So, my plan is to do my own version of a Mock Caldecott Award.  We have anywhere between 15 – 25 kids attend this 45 minute program, which I think will be just about perfect.

I collected about 40 books that have been published in 2014 for us to review.  This is a perfect program for this age group (grades 1 – 4) because they don’t necessarily have to be able to read well to do the program.  I’m going to put everyone into a circle and pass the books around the circle in a 30 – 60 second time span.  This way everyone should be able to get a chance to see most of the books and choose one they think should win their award.  I’ve also created our own certificates for the kids to write the title and author on, and then to decorate.

The list of books we’ll be looking at include:

  1. A Dance Like Starlight
  2. The Adventures of Beekle
  3. Baby Bear
  4. The Baby Tree
  5. Bad Bye, Good Bye
  6. Brimsby’s Hats
  7. Draw
  8. Emily’s Blue Period
  9. Eye to Eye
  10. The Farmer and the Clown
  11. Firefly July
  12. Flashlight
  13. Flora and the Penguin
  14. Grandfather Ghandi
  15. Gravity
  16. Haiti, My Country
  17. Harlem Hellfighters
  18. Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
  19. Here is the Baby
  20. Hi, Koo!
  21. Hug Machine
  22. Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads
  23. Maple
  24. My Teacher is a Monster!
  25. Nana in the City
  26. Okay, Andy!
  27. The Pilot and the Little Prince
  28. The Promise
  29. Quest
  30. Remy and Lulu
  31. Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
  32. The Scraps Book
  33. Shackleton’s Journey
  34. Sparky!
  35. Telephone
  36. Three Bears in a Boat
  37. Time for Bed, Fred
  38. The Troublemaker
  39. Viva Frida
  40. Where’s Mommy?

I personally, haven’t had the chance to view all of these books, so a couple might be pulled before the kids see them if a few of the informational texts are more mature. I think this will be a fun project for the kids and is very simple to implement as well!


2 Responses to “Mock Caldecott 2015”

  1. beckyginther November 20, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Fun, I love this idea!


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