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All Things Caldecott
This topic covers those books that have won the Caldecott Award, been Caldecott Honor award winners or those books that are Caldecott worthy.
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2015 Caldecott Medal Predictions — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

2015 Caldecott Medal Predictions — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Travis Jonker's 2015 Caldecott Medal predictions: http://t.co/e1HN4UBy8U @100scopenotes
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As a former member of the Caldecott selection committee Travis Jonker has insights others might not have.

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Gravity - The Horn Book

Gravity - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
In the past, Jason Chin has added a fantasy element to his information books. In Redwoods, for instance, a boy in the city reads about the redwood forest and is transported there, returning to his urban reality at the end of the book. In Gravity, Chin has gone fully meta: the children we see are …
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This was one of the Mock Caldecott titles we included on our list.

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The Farmer and the Clown - The Horn Book

The Farmer and the Clown - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Things are beginning to heat up. Mock Caldecotts are being decided; best-of-year lists continue to be released; over at Fuse #8, Betsy Bird has made her final predictions. It’s time to talk about a book that’s been one of my favorites all fall: Marla Frazee’s The Farmer and the Clown. I find it difficult not …
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This made our Mock Caldecott list.

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Newbery / Caldecott 2015: Final Prediction Edition — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Newbery / Caldecott 2015: Final Prediction Edition — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
RT @sljournal: Betsy Bird's Newbery / Caldecott 2015: Final Prediction Edition — @FuseEight http://t.co/7da5U797fV A Fuse #8 Production
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Best Children's Books of 2014

Best Children's Books of 2014 | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
With all the spectacular children's and teen books that were published this year, it seemed an impossible task to choose our top 30—but we did it!
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Is there a winner on this list?

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Your nominations, please - The Horn Book

Your nominations, please - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
At just about this time  of year, the Real Caldecott Committee members are wrapping up their nominations. At the Midwinter meetings, they will discuss only the titles that have been nominated. To clarify, members may suggest many titles throughout the year (and everyone on the committee needs to read all suggested books in their entirety) …
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Review: Shooting at the Stars by John Hendrix — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

Review: Shooting at the Stars by John Hendrix — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Travis of @100scopenotes reviews one of my personal Caldecott picks this year: http://t.co/0nBX0ieEu0
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I am hopeful for this title.

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Notable Children's Books of 2014 - New York Times

Notable Children's Books of 2014 - New York Times | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s book editor of The New York Times Book Review.
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Best Picture Books of 2014 - Huffington Post

Best Picture Books of 2014 - Huffington Post | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Many of the wonderful titles below could stand shoulder to shoulder with the best of any year, and leading the charge is a marshmallowy fellow with a scotch-taped crown determined to do the unimaginable....
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We're golden - The Horn Book

We're golden - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
I think we’d all agree that last year was a remarkable year for picture books. And that last year was SO spectacular, SO impressive, that this year might have felt a little…flat. I’ve even caught myself feeling kind of bad for the current Caldecott committee — 2013 would be a tough act to follow. But this week, here at The Horn Book, we finalized …
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Interesting...

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Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas - The Horn Book

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Since Brian Floca won the Caldecott last year for Locomotive, you can bet this year’s committee will be taking a look at his 2014 picture book. Written by long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, this is a factual account of a particularly incorrigible elephant seal and the Christchurch, New Zealand, community that eventually made way for her. …
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Lovely, lovely book

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Draw! - The Horn Book

Draw! - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
I’ve been a fan of Raúl Colón’s distinctive style for years, but this is the first of his books that I think has a really good chance at the Caldecott. It’s gotten starred reviews in The Horn Book, SLJ, Booklist, PW, and Kirkus. Not too shabby. But more than that, it just has an award-book …
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This NYT Best Illustrated Book of the Year is beautiful.

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“What Does Story Mean to You?” - Interview with Caldecott artist Jerry Pinkney.

“What Does Story Mean to You?” - Interview with Caldecott artist Jerry Pinkney. | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
"What Does Story Mean to You?" Interview with Caldecott artist Jerry Pinkney http://t.co/a8hzF0Kg06 @littlebrown #kidslit
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NYPL Recommends: 100 Best Children's Books of 2014

NYPL Recommends: 100 Best Children's Books of 2014 | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library recommends the best children's books of 2014 in this interactive guide.
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Is the Caldecott winner listed here?

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Caldecott Medal Contender: Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads

Caldecott Medal Contender: Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
by Sam Juliano Drywater Gulch had a toad problem. They might not be quite as scary as Frank Miller's gang from High Noon, but three lawless brothers referred to as 'toads' are terrorizing Drywater ...
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This one of a series of Caldecott contenders discussed at this site.

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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom - The Horn Book

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
 I have written about and talked about this book a lot elsewhere, so it seems time to put my finger on why the Caldecott committee should take a close look at All Different Now. Before I start, I want to dispel a myth I hear a lot. It goes something like this: this is really …
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Reederama: The 2015 Mock Caldecott List

Reederama: The 2015 Mock Caldecott List | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
It's our 2015 Mock Caldecott List http://t.co/YDiE0MKQaD #nerdybookclub
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Two school librarians collaborate on a unit.  Will one of these six titles win?

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Buried Sunlight - The Horn Book

Buried Sunlight - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Full disclosure: Molly Bang is one of those children’s-book people I’ve gotten to know a bit. Not so well that, as Robin puts it, she is likely to look me up on Facebook to see if I’m over the flu. But she’s visited my class a few times, we’ve corresponded by email, and I’ve visited …
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This title, the fourth in the series, is truly wonderful for the information and visual presentation.

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Librarian's Quest: Read On Read On Read

Librarian's Quest: Read On Read On Read | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
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This is the final book for Katherine Sokolowski and my Mock Caldecott with our students. It's truly beautiful.

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Predicting 2015 Caldecott & Newbery

Predicting 2015 Caldecott & Newbery | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Blog post at PragmaticMom : I have a selfish reason for compiling this list. It's my Christmas book list for my kids. It's also because my kids won't read (probably lik[..]
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Will one of her picks win?

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10 children's books filled with the holiday spirit - STLtoday.com

10 children's books filled with the holiday spirit - STLtoday.com | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
St. Louisan John Hendrix and longtime favorite Jan Brett have new titles.
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One of these books made it to our Mock Caldecott list; John Hendrix shines.

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A Letter for Leo - The Horn Book

A Letter for Leo - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
I have been looking forward to this book since I (and my class of second graders) fell in love with Sergio Ruzzier’s Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? last year. Let’s take a look at it the way I learned to do on the Caldecott committee. I like to savor a book when I …
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Sergio Ruzzier's unique style exudes charm and warmth.

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Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold - The Horn Book

Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Baby, it’s cold outside. Time to look at this very wintry book. Taking it from the top… We notice the arresting cover: the leaping fox; the contrast between the fox’s red coat /dark paws and the white, snowy background; the overlay of snow in the air. Open the book to see endpapers the color of …
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Stunning combination of words and visuals

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The Hug Machine: a guest post by Thom Barthelmess - The Horn Book

The Hug Machine: a guest post by Thom Barthelmess - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
My choice for Caldecott 2015 consideration is Scott Campbell’s delightful, infectious, and secretly sophisticated Hug Machine. This is the kind of book that is easy to miss because it is disguised as a romp. It doesn’t pretend to be serious, and so doesn’t signal our serious attention. It’s up to us to apply that attention. …
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Librarian's Quest: Blow Winds Blow, Blow The Falling Snow

Librarian's Quest: Blow Winds Blow, Blow The Falling Snow | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it

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I certainly hope this is part of the Caldecott discussion this year.

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