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What has a chance to win it all as the next Newbery and Caldecott Award winners? Join this FAR too early listing of some of the marvelous titles of 2021 thus far.
The Newbery and Caldecott Awards are almost upon us. What will win? It's the final prediction edition!
We discuss potential Caldecott winners on the podcast. I love all three of these books down to the cold cockles of my shriveled little heart. I seriously believe that each one of these books has a very good chance at some kind of Caldecott love in 2021.
If 2020 taught us anything, it's that predictions are useless. And yet, we are human. We try anyway. I give this year's crop of books the once over, and come up with some ideas. Let's see if you agree.
If you're anything like me, 2020 hasn't been a great year for reading. That's okay. This isn't a great list for predicting (but it's fun). See what may or may not win big in 2021!
This year's first round of predictions varies somewhat from those of the past because I am releasing the list in April rather than March. Turns out, pandemics are not good for forecasting. I've only just now gotten my head in order enough to try and offer a paltry take on what may or may not have a chance come January.
I'm changing things up. This year I'm splitting my predictions into three categories: Best Chance, Maybe, and Probably Not. Will doing so make me any more accurate? Only time will tell.
Let's go and make predictions that will, in the end, only break our hearts when they turn out to be way off. And yet, there's is an off chance that one or two of these books really will make it to the finish line. Which ones? Let's see if you can figure it out . .
This is roundabout the time of year when I start stretching the old award-season muscles. I'm going to pull out the books for you that I think have a darn good chance. At the very least, they're contenders, if not outright winners. Something to guide your reading then.
Last year Kate and I discussed three potential Caldecott winners, and two later received medals. This year, Kate and I are discussing Dreamers, Blue, and We Don't Eat Our Classmates. And as per usual, Kate brings up stuff I never considered before. Questions like, how exactly does Penelope Rex eat her classmates so quickly (does she unhinge her jaw?). What does "caminantes" mean? And does the guy in Blue rename his girlfriend's dog? Stay tuned!