Thanks so much to all the book bloggers and twitter folks who inspire me each and every day. In particular, Travis Jonker, author of 100 Scope Notes and Mr. Schu at Watch. Connect. Read who shared the idea of a Mock Caldecott.
Selecting the 20 books was so very difficult. It was important to me to include a variety of different styles of illustrations and also include books that I thought second graders would enjoy. So, here's our Mock Caldecott Nominees!
· Niño Wrestles The World by Yuyi Morales
· Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Sara Varon
· Building Our House by Jonathan Bean
· Locomotive by Brian Floca
· The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry
· The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away From Home by Jennifer LaRue Huget and illustrated by Chris Sickels
· The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
· Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea
· The Dark by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Journey by Aaron Becker