•  Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott
    Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott Award
  • Beginning in December, Kindergarten students begin to look at the Caldecott Award and how books are chosen to win the award.  The Caldecott Award is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  The Kindergarten students listen to several past Caldecott winners and discuss the illustrations.  Beginning in January, the students begin look at books published the previous year that may be up for the Caldecott Award; the Caldecott Award is announced in late January.  After reading several books and carefully looking at all the illustrations, the Kindergarteners pick their favorite book to win the Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott Award.

    In 2014, Kindergarteners decided between Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by K. G. Campbell and Journey by Aaron Becker.  The kindergarten students chose the winner of the first Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott to be Journey.

    In 2015, Kindergarteners decided between  Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman, The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee, and Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood.  The kindergarten students chose the winner of the second Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott to be The Farmer and the Clown by one vote!

    In 2016, Kindergarteners decided between Ask Me byBernard Waber, Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley, and Float by Daniel Miyares.  The kindergarten students chose the winner of the third Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott to be Boats for Papa.

    In 2017, Kindergarteners decided between More-igami by Dori Kleber, Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, and Lion Lessons by Jon Agee.  The kindergarten students chose the winner of the fourth Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott to be Lion Lessons.

    In 2018, Kindergarteners decided between Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper, The Little Red Cat: Who Ran Away and Learned his A-B-C's (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell, and Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell. The kindergarten students chose the winner of the fifth Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott to be Wolf in the Snow.  Wolf in the Snow also won the 2018 Caldecott Award, making it the first book to win both awards.

    From 2019-2021, Mrs. Anderson was not in the library to hold the Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott contest.  Mrs. Anderson is back for the 2021-2022 school year.

    In 2022, Kindergarteners decided between Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer, Watercress by Andrea Wang, and It Fell from the Sky by the Fan Brothers.  The kindergarten students chose the winner of the sixth Fillmore Soaring Eagle Mock Caldecott to be It Fell from the Sky.

  • Journey by Aaron Becker
     
    2014 Winner
    Journey by Aaron Becker
     
    The Farmer and the Clown  
    2015 Winner
    The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
     
    Boats for Papa  
    2016 Winner
    Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley 
     
     Lion Lessons
    2017 Winner
    Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
     
    Wolf In the Snow
    2018 Winner
    Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell  
     
    It fell from the sky book cover
    2022 Winner
    It Fell from the Sky by the Fan Brothers