Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Our 2019 Mock Caldecott list 11.13.18

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One of my favorite things we do at our school is celebrate books.  While we do this year round in many different ways, it's the Mock season that is the most fun.  We have finally whittled down our list and have our 2019 Mock Caldecott selections ready to read with our 2nd-4th grade classrooms!  Here's what we'll be reading this year:

by Yuyi Morales

The Day You Begin
The Day You Begin
written by Jacqueline Woodson
illustrated by Rafael López

written by Juan Felipe Herrera
illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Thank You, Omu!
Thank You, Omu
by Oge Mora

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Drawn Together
Drawn Together
written by Minh Lê
illustrated by Dan Santat

Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere
Otis and Will Discover the Deep
written by Barb Rosenstock
illustrated by Katherine Roy

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?
written by Chris Barton
illustrated by Ekua Holmes

A House That Once Was
a house that once was
written by Julie Fogliano
illustrated by Lane Smith

Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse
Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse
written by Marcy Cambell
illustrated by Corinna Luyken

Hello Lighthouse
Hello Lighthouse
by Sophie Blackall

Alma and How She Got Her Name
Alma and How She Got Her Name
by Juana Martinez-Neal

Julián Is a Mermaid
Julián is a Mermaid
by Jessica Love

Zola's Elephant by Randall de Sève
Zola’s Elephant
written by Randall de Sève
illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

What If...
What If…
written by Samantha Berger
illustrated by Mike Curato

When I cultivated our list this year I took in consideration:
  • number of female illustrators vs male
  • illustrations that are representative of diverse readers
  • diverse illustrators
  • stories that young readers will enjoy
I'm really excited about this list and can't wait to get started with our readers at school!


  1. Such a great list!! Many of my favorites are here. I'm predicting that Dreamers will win :).

    I absolutely loved The Day You Begin, both the text & the art--even the feel of the paper. It's just lovely.

    See you soon--yay!!!

  2. I am using most of these on my list too! I have to wait 6+ weeks to get most of them in though. #internationalteachertroubles #itsallgood