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Your 2020 Caldecott Comment Card

Today’s the big day! Once the Caldecott winners have been announced, I want to know what you think. Go ahead and share in the comments.

  • Which choice are you happiest with?
  • Which book did the committee miss?
About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. THRILLED for LeUyen Pham and Bear Came Along. Stunned, shocked, and super sad about A Stone Sat Still and Saturday.

  2. THRILLED for The Undefeated!
    Sad that My Papi has a Motorcycle didn’t get an honor.

  3. Amanda Bishop says:

    My students screamed with joy for The Undefeated
    I’m really sad that My Papi Has a Motorcycle didn’t get an honor. My favorite picture book of the year.

  4. Happy to see LeUyen Pham get an honor. But where was SATURDAY?

  5. John Bolton says:

    Truman got robbed.

    • Leslie Wilson says:

      I’ve always loved Kadir Nelson’s work, some I’m excited about THE UNDEFEATED! Sad TRUMAN didn’t make the list and SATURDAY, too.

    • Amanda Bishop says:

      I thought Truman would have won something too. My students were bummed about it too.

  6. Happiest about NEW KID!! Jerry Craft is the nicest, smartest, most patient human. I’m really pleased his book got the accolades it deserved.

    I’m surprised Rocco’s Camp Tiger didn’t get some Caldecott love.

  7. I am so glad that Bear Came Along got an honor.
    Like most, I am sat about Saturday. It is such a great book.

  8. I haven’t been keeping up with the picture book scene, but am happy with the choices. Loved The Undefeated as well as Papi, but, no love for A Place to Land?

    • I can’t believe that there was no love for “A Place to Land”, either. Not ONE award. :(

  9. So happy for The Undefeated! I loved that book so much!
    I was sad that Fry Bread didn’t get the Gold for American Indian Youth Literature, I liked that much more than Bow Wow Pow Wow…

  10. Thrilled for The Undefeated and Going Down Home With Daddy! My kids cheered both of those!

    We were really rooting for Another by Christian Robinson and my kiddos were also hoping Truman would get something.

  11. Absolutely thrilled for LeUyen Pham and Kadir Nelson!

    I feel like The Scarecrow by The Fan Brothers was a missed opportunity of a well received and beautiful book!

  12. Let’s hope the Notables list includes some of these wonderful titles!