Erin's mock-caldecott-2011 book montage
A Nation's Hope
Mouse and Lion
Blackout *2012 Caldecott Honor Book!
Grandpa Green *2012 Caldecott Honor Book!
Swirl By Swirl
Drawing from Memory
A Butterfly is Patient
All the Water
A Ball for Daisy *2012 Caldecott Medal Winner!
Me Jane *2012 Caldecott Honor Book!
Balloons Over Broadway
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
I tallied the votes for each class and each grade level so I could share those results with them - and then I took the grand totals (332 total votes!) and revealed our TOP 6 (Grandpa Green, Bone Dog, Blackout, Me Jane, Blue Chicken, and Swirl By Swirl). [What I thought was fantastic was that of our ZervCott Top 6 list - 3 of them received Caldecott Honor Medals!] Finally, all of the 1st and 2nd grade classes voted AGAIN for just one favorite from the Top 6 list. First graders were also tasked with designing medals to be used for the ZervCott medal and honors. It was wonderful to see how invested they were in each book and the deliberation they went through. Some were really hard pressed to make a decision. As a final step, a class of 5th graders helped me chose the winning ZervCott medal designs by using their SmartBoard clickers to respond to a poll I created with 6 finalist designs.
Here are the final results for the first annual ZervCott Awards!
ZervCott Honor Books (and their medals):
Medal by Sylvie
And the 2012 ZervCott winner!