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School of Mock: Newbery, Caldecott, and Geisel

October is moving along, and three websites dedicated to finding the best books of the year are up and running.

Guessing Geisel is stirring, with planned guest posts focused on the best books for emergent readers.

Calling Caldecott has been back at it for a while, featuring guest reviewers taking a closer look at Watercress, The Rock from the Sky, Unspeakable, and more (I have a review coming up on there as well).

The O.G. of mock blogs – Heavy Medal – has also been back at it for a bit, scoping out novels that might make the cut, but also chapter books, picture books, and nonfiction.

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. Jackson Beach says

    When will you start mock caldecott 2022?