And Did We Pick the Official Winner?
This year the American Library Association gave the Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children to:
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
written and illustrated by Dan Santat
This is the beautifully illustrated story of an imaginary friend, who waits for a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name. Eventually he gets tired of waiting, and sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.
The winning book in our Mock Caldecott contest was:
My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not)
by Peter Brown
Bobby thinks his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is horrible, but when he sees her outside of school and they spend a day in the park together, he discovers she might not be so bad after all.
Students in Randolph and Barrett Elementary’s Caldecott Clubs also chose “My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)” as their winner, as did the students at Campbell and Jamestown.
Long Branch and Taylor Elementary students chose “Blizzard,” by John Rocco, along with the students at Tuckahoe.
Which Other Books Got Your Vote in the Library’s Mock Caldecott?
- Shoe Dog by Megan McDonald – 5 votes
- The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee – 4 votes
- The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall – 3 votes
- Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett – 3 votes
- Buried Sunlight by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm – 3 votes