Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Caldecott Club!

From Maybe Something Beautiful, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Our Kids' Caldecott Club has savored 
and examined its selection of 2016's sharpest books.
They've learned to look for visual story, theme, mood, 
flow of text and illustrations, inference, and tiny details.
They've looked at letters we've received from authors and illustrators,
and have written letters to some of their favorites.
Here are a few letter templates made to suit writers of different ages.
Decision day!
After whittling the book forest to eight top favorites,
our committee flexed their powers of debate and persuasion. 
One at a time, they passed each book like a conch, 
discussing its strengths and potential weaknesses.

And then they cast a final vote, 
rating each book from 1-8 for visual strength, 
and then rating each from 1-8 
for how well the illustrations balanced the text.

This Thursday, we get to announce our winner, as well as the official ALA winners
at our Caldecott Club Awards Party. 

3:45 p.m. at Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock. 

Come join us for a final hour of Caldecott delights!

Our Mock Caldecott finalists:

Ada's Violin by ill. by Susan Hood, ill. by Sally Wern Comport
Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell, ill. by Rafael Lopez
Cricket Song by Anne Hunter
Return by Aaron Becker
Bloom by Doreen Cronin, ill. by David Small
The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers
The Storyteller by Evan Turk
The Secret Tree Fort by Brianne Farley


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