How better to celebrate 75 years of distinguished picture book art than with a Caldecott mock election program! Mock elections are a great way to stimulate interest in book awards, foster children’s appreciation of fine art, and teach book evaluation skills.
ALSC’s Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool Kit, revised in 2011 by Steven Engelfried, Wilsonville (Ore.) Public Library, delivers everything a planner needs to execute an engaging and gold-medal mock program, including planning guidelines; tips for conducting lively discussion; full-color Caldecott-winning art, demonstrating artistic media, styles, and elements; ideas for follow-up activities; and much more. As a digital download, the new tool kit also provides Word, PDF, and Excel files of audience handouts, evaluation forms, certificates, and voting ballots that can be easily customized.
Now available as a digital download from the ALA Store. Start planning a 2012 mock election program today!