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.
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
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.-Kilee
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
By: Mac Barnett
Illustrated By: Jon Klassen
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
By: Katherine Applegate
Illustrated By: G. Brian Karas