Link Du Jour: Newbery & Caldecott Contenders
Few things can pull out the competitive spirit in librarians more than the annual Newbery and Caldecott races.
If you’re interested in knowing about and reading the books that will likely be figuring in heavily for the big awards, the Allen County (Indiana) Public Library (ACPL) excels at bringing the top contenders to the fore through their mock Caldecott and mock Newbery programs.
They have separate blogs for each award, and post about medal-worthy titles throughout the year before picking their winners.
They just released their first of four Newbery and Caldecott shortlists, and friends, they are full of books that very well could take the top prizes. Definitely worth a look and, if you use an RSS reader, a subscribe.
Click here to read the ACPL Mock Caldecott Shortlist #1
Click here to read the ACPL Mock Newbery Shortlist #1
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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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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