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>Workshop – Mock Caldecott/Mock Newbery Awards

>Date: Friday, December 14, 2007
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Place: Upper Hudson Library System

Mark your calendars and start reading! UHLS is hosting a joint day of Mock Caldecott and Mock Newbery Discussions on Friday, December 14 at the Upper Hudson Library System, and MVLS libraries are invited! Mary Fellows will preside over the Mock Newbery Discussion from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon. After a break for lunch on your own, Sue Rokos will preside over the Mock Caldecott Discussion from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Take this chance to sharpen your book discussion and evaluation skills. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the illustrator for the most distinguised American picture book for children. Both awards are restricted to authors/illustrators who are citizens or residents of the United States. After award and discussion introductions, we will break up into groups to discuss the mock nominees, then ballot for our winners.

Here’s the list of Mock Newbery Nominees:

And for the Mock Caldecott:

While you’re reading, think about:

  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Pros (Thumbs up!)
  • Reservations (Thumbs to the side or down)
  • Criteria: (1-5, 5=Newbery/Caldecott quality)
  • Interpretation of the theme or concept
  • Presentation of information (accuracy, clarity, organization)
  • Development of plot
  • Representation of characters
  • Representation of setting
  • Appropriateness of style
  • Appropriateness of tone

Sue has these titles available at the MVLS office if you would like to stop by or request! Let her know if you are able to attend one or both Mock sessions by December 10 at

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