So imagine my surprise when we packed out the room with 41 people!!! We had all ages-kids, parents, college students, teachers, librarians-it was great. Hearing the feedback from everyone was awesome and the kids had such great things to say about each book!
I gave the group a shortlist of 14 titles to read and discuss and at the beginning we voted to eliminate half the titles to make our discussion a bit smoother. From there we talked about the books we had left-we got our list down to 9 books to talk about. Then after all the books had been talked about, we voted and came up with one winner and three honor books. Our Mock Caldecott picks were:
We'll see how well we match up to the Real Committee when the ALA Youth Media Awards are announced on January 28th!