Celebration: Mock Caldecott Moments

This week I celebrate amazing #MockCaldecott moments. They are everywhere as we dive into all of the beautiful and all of the amazing in the world of picture books!

First, of course, we had to fill a book shelf with some past honor and medal winners.

Celebration: Mock Caldecott Moments

Some of these titles are shared over and over between students and the art of course is endless inspiration.

Celebration: Mock Caldecott moments

Journey by has been a huge source of wonder and artistic exploration.

Celebration: Mock Caldecott Moments

Celebration: Mock Caldecott Moments

We have learned that it is a good thing to colour outside the lines. Thanks to Matthew Cordell this little artist realized colours blurring across lines was kind of great. Kind of Matthew Cordell (in Special Delivery great) great!

Our #classroombookaday titles this week were all #MockCaldecott choices ( I shared our #MockCaldecott choices and process here)

Celebration: Mock Caldecott momentsSo hard to choose a favourite!

Celebration: Mock Caldecott moments

Many students wrote and drew about their selections.

Celebration: Mock Caldecott moments

“I like when Lenny and Lucy kept the scary stuff away.”

Celebration: Mock Caldecott moments

“Because of that one picture when the boy closed his eyes and dreamed !!”

Celebration: Mock Caldecott moments

Celebration: Mock Caldecott moments

We are reading community and sharing these titles this week has deepened our book love. Certainly reason to celebrate!

Next week we will be sharing 7 more #MockCaldecott titles!

Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community!

Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks.


10 thoughts on “Celebration: Mock Caldecott Moments

  1. Love the happiness showing in the pics, Carrie. And I love that your artist noticed that the blurring of lines makes the art even better. How nice that you tweeted with Matthew Cordell. It’s wonderful to think of all those ‘deserving’ picture books for the Caldecott. Hm-m-m, what would I choose?

  2. I love Matthew Cordell and Aaron Becker! I have an original of one of Matthew’s illustrations and a two prints from Aaron Becker framed and hung in my classroom. They’re treasures! I love that you pointed out that Cordell paints outside the lines. That’s such a teaching moment, and it’s what makes his work so special!

  3. Most of these titles I’ve read due to your recommendations, but still need to read Wolfie, Lenny and Lucy, Special Delivery and Emanuel’s Dream. Off to request them now. Of the ones I’ve read, The Whisper is my favorite.

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