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We are halfway through the year and just months away from #mock season starting in schools! This week I'm looking at some possible books I'll be putting on my list. These are just possibilities, not definites. Help me out - is there a title you're thinking about that is not on my list? Add it to the comments so I can make sure to check it out!
Today I'm looking at books for Mock Geisel!
This is the award that always throws me for a loop. Sometimes the books that are given awards are completely off my radar - those are often the very easy readers that do not get a whole lot of publicity on social media. I try to pay attention to them but I can't always find them. Or the awards go to books that are longer chapter books that I may have thought were too long for this award (even if I love them for readers). But I still love having a Mock contest for these books because I love getting our youngest readers thinking about the books they read and what make them great.
One place I get a lot of my Geisel titles from is the blog Guessing Geisel. They haven't started posting for this next award season, but I'll be watching when they do!
My 2019 Mock Geisel Long List... so far!
Peter & Ernesto: a tale of Two Sloths
by Graham Annable
A Parade of Elephants
by Kevin Henkes
written by Saadia Faruki
illustrated by Hatem Aly
The Itchy Book
by LeUyen Pham and Mo Willems
by Mary Sullivan
by Chris Raschka
My Toothbrush is Missing
by Jan Thomas
My Friends Make Me Happy
by Jan Thomas
A Busy Creature's Day Eating
by Mo Willems
Here are some books I read early on in the year that I want to go back and take a look at:
My Pillow Keeps Moving!
written by Laura Gehl
illustrated by Christopher Weyant
by John Himmelman
And of course there are some titles that are not available yet or titles I haven't been able to locate yet, but I'll be looking for them!
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Dance Dance Dance
by Ethan Long
I Lost My Tooth
by Mo Willems
Are you thinking about doing a Mock Geisel this year? What books are you going to include? Leave titles that I missed in the comments.
Thinking about doing other Mocks?
Here's my post on 2019 Mock Sibert.... so far
Here's my post on 2019 Mock Caldecot... so far
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