Allen Mock Caldecott 2010 runoff

I don't know if you have any concept of my to-read shelf, but it was overflowing... and that was before I brought home three new bags of books to review for my 2nd grade annual Mock Caldecott. Egads!

I have a big double stack of 2009 picture books that have appeared on others' shortlists or have won other Mock C's this year. Since I don't seem to have the time or the wherewithal to sit down and review all these titles, here's a list of the books I'm looking at tonight. I'll post the culled list in a few days. If you have suggestions of anything to (eek) add, or subtract, please do post a comment.

In no particular order:

Only A Witch Can Fly - Alison McGhee
Tillie Lays an Egg - Terry Golson
The Composer is Dead - Lemony Snicket
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau - Dan Yaccarino
The Lion and the Mouse - Jerry Pinckney
Hook - Ed Young
Robot Zot - Jon Scieszka
Boats Speeding! Sailing! Cruising! - Patricia Hubbell
Dinothesaurus - Douglas Florian
The Cuckoo’s Haiku - Michael J. Rosen
Mama Says - Rob D. Walker
I Need My Monster - Amanda Noll
One Beetle Too Many - Kathryn Lasky
Surprise Soup - Mary Ann Rodman
Dinosaur Woods - George McClements
14 Cows for America - Carmen Agra Deedy
Chicken Little - Rebecca Emberley
A Foot in the Mouth - ed by Paul B. Janeczko
Tortuga in Trouble - Ann Whitford Paul
Home on the Range - Deborah Hopkinson
Do Re Mi - Susan L Roth
Sleepsong - George Ella Lyon
The Song of Francis - Tomie de Paola
Willoughby and the Lion - Greg Foley
The Anne Frank Case - Susan Goldman Rubin
Just in Case - Yuyi Morales
All of Baby Nose to Toes - Victoria Adler
If Kisses Were Colors - Janet Lawler
Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers - Gloria Whelan
Redwoods - Jason Chin
Eleanor Quiet No More - Doreen Rappaport
Machines Go to Work - William Low
Moonshot - Brian Floca
A Chair for Always - Vera B. Williams
Honk, Honk, Goose! - April Pulley Sayre
Sweethearts of Rhythm - Marilyn Nelson
Mommy, Where Are You? - Leonid Gore
I’m Your Bus - Marilyn Singer
Billy Milly Short and Silly - Eve B. Feldman
Button Up! - Alice Schertle
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem - Mac Barnett
Our Abe Lincoln - adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Living Sunlight - Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm
Written in Bone - Sally M. Walker
Marching For Freedom - Elizabeth Partridge
Thunder-Boomer! - Shutta Crum
The Sleepy Little Alphabet - Judy Sierra
What Can You Do With an Old Red Shoe? - Anna Alter
My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life - Kate Feiffer
Open the Door to Liberty! - Anne Rockwell
Blueberry Girl - Neil Gaiman
Mystery Vine - Cathryn Falwell
Down Down Down - Steve Jenkins
Tell Me About Your Dragon - Jackie Morris
First Dog - J. Patrick Lewis
All the World - Liz Garton Scanlon
John Brown - John Hendrix
The Terrible Plop - Ursula Dubosarsky
Spot the Plot - J. Patrick Lewis
When Stella Was Very, Very Small - Marie Louise Gay
Waiting for Winter - Sebastian Meschenmoser
We Troubled the Waters - Ntozake Shange

Now that I've gone through them, I have a few sorted piles, but I have a bunch of reading to do before I decide for sure what goes where.

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