Tomorrow morning, just as the real Caldecott Committee is starting its second day of meetings at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, a small group of third-graders (and some parents, too) will gather at my house for a Mini Mock Caldecott of our own. In the meantime, I decided to add another handful of books to the five (six) I was originally considering--the more, the merrier!
I tried to choose (from other Mock Caldecott book lists, mostly) books that complemented one another--books about dogs (Homer and Little Dog Lost), books that convey the feeling of cold (Little Dog Lost and One Cool Friend), etc. Also books that third graders might like--so no Baby Bear Sees Blue, although it would have paired nicely with Green. Here's the rest of the list:
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin Stead (Roaring Brook).
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino (Knopf).
Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex (Hyperion).
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray).
Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Monica Carnesi (Nancy Paulsen).
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small (Dial).
Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop (Little, Brown).
I'll share more about the process--and, of course, our results--on Saturday afternoon. Wish us luck! I have no idea what will win.