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.
Some of these titles are shared over and over between students and the art of course is endless inspiration.
Journey by has been a huge source of wonder and artistic exploration.
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!
@CarrieGelson Wow, love this cutie and her awesome art! Coloring outside the lines is where it’s at. 🙂
— Matthew Cordell (@cordellmatthew) December 2, 2015
Our #classroombookaday titles this week were all #MockCaldecott choices ( I shared our #MockCaldecott choices and process here)
So hard to choose a favourite!
Many students wrote and drew about their selections.
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.
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?
Matthew Cordell is very sweet. I just love his work. My students are LOVING this unit and I just love sharing these titles!
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!
I can imagine that these are treasures! And yes, an absolute teaching moment. It was great!
Wow–coloring outside the lines creates such beauty. What a powerful reminder.
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.
Isn’t The Whisper incredible? Let me know what you think of the others. Loved Lenny & Lucy when I first bought it – but even more special read aloud!
I am starting our Mock Caldecott this week. I’m super excited. It looks like you all have had a great time with yours.
It has been wonderful! Excited for week 2 this week!