Friday, January 24, 2014

And the Upcott Award goes to...

This year every student at Upham Elementary School had an opportunity to vote for our very own version of the Caldecott Award.  Over the last several weeks, students had an opportunity to read and look through 13 of the top picture books published in 2013.  This week the polls were open and voting was done on a Google forms ballot linked from the library website.

First off, here is a little bit about the real Caldecott Medal:

The Caldecott Award:

Every year since 1938, the Caldecott Medal is awarded to, "the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."

This year the Caldecott Medal will be announced at 8:00am on Monday, January 27th and can be viewed live on the web here:  Live ALA - Webcast 2014
(I'll be watching in the library of course!)

Now, on to what you have all been waiting for...

The Upcott Award:

This year was the first ever Upcott awards.  Students votes have been collected and tallied and the winner of the Upcott Medal goes to:

The two books that received Upcott Honors are:

Until next year...
Picture Books Rule!

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