After winter break, we welcome our students back with one of our favorite units of the year; our Mock Caldecott unit. And while I have blogged about the process before, I see this as a great opportunity for students to not only immerse themselves in incredible works of art but also to think about how to read complex imagery while building community. But to do this incredible work, we need to have the books whose images will draw us on, hopefully, mesmerize us, move us, and make us invested when the awards are broadcast live on Monday, January 28th.
In no particular order, here are the books (I think) our students will judge this year.
Possible Additions that I am Still Pondering:
Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera illustrated by Lauren Castillo
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love