While reading about the process of the Mock Newbery and Caldecott awards, I was trying to think about if we did this while I was in school. Although I cannot remember for sure, it was a long time ago!
I think this would be such a fun activity to do in the classroom because it really connects the kids to the authors more! It would be fun to pick a book as a class and wait to see if “we” won or not. The only problem I could see with this is not being able to pick one book for the award because of the variety of different students. The second problem I can see is the disappointment if a book of theirs is not picked to win. Depending on the age, this can ruin their entire day.
After reading Mr Schu’s list, I found a lot of great books that I am looking forward to coming out. My list is the following:
After the Fall by Dan Santat
I think this book sounds great because it is a take on a classic story. I’ve always liked remakes on classic tales because it is fun to see all the different ways to see the story. I have to admit, the beginning of the book trailer scared me a little bit because it sounded a bit scary but overall, I will look forward to reading this.
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
“Everyone makes mistakes.” The line that everyone has heard at least once. I love that this book covers this topic because I think it is so, SO, important for kids to understand that everyone does make mistakes. It is important to learn from these mistakes and be better the next time.
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
This book is the one I am looking forward to the most because it seems so sweet and heartwarming that I think it is perfect to read. I loved the book trailer because it gave me an idea of what the book was about and pulled me in but it kept the end a secret!
Until next time,
*All images are from Amazon.com*