2015 Mock Caldecott Results

Throughout November and December my students participated in a Mock Caldecott unit. Mr. Schu and I picked 20 of our favorite 2014 Caldecott Eligible books for our students to read, discuss, and fall in love with. You can find the list by clicking on the image below.


After some heavy debate my students voted on their picks for which books they felt fit the criteria of the Caldecott Medal the best. After five rounds of deliberation and voting they decided on the books below.

I’ve included a comment written by one of my students for each book.



By: Aaron Becker

My favorite picture in Quest by Aaron Becker is the castle and the rainbow. I like it because it all colorful and back in the book there was only brown and gray for the castle.



The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

By: Dan Santat

beekleI think you should vote for Beekle by Dan Santat  because it is so colorful, and I love how the light is bright where the story maters most.


The Troublemaker

By: Lauren Castillo


I like The Troublemaker because Lauren Castillo made shadow pages so we could find out how the characters are felling like on page 10 the mom and sister are mad at the boy.


Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

By: Mac Barnett

Illustrated By: Jon Klassen

samdaveI think Sam & Dave Dig A Hole  should win the Caldecott medal because I love how we can see stuff like when they are digging a hole we can see the diamonds but Sam and Dave can’t.


Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

By: Katherine Applegate

Illustrated By: G. Brian Karas

ivan_cover1At the end of the story there was a real picture. I like how it feels like it is in real life right now.



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