7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #590: Featuring Calling Caldecott

h1 June 10th, 2018 by jules


I’m taking a Sunday to point 7-Imp readers to the Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott, where since March of this year, we’ve been checking in monthly to talk about some of the outstanding picture books we’ve seen this year, ones that maybe — perhaps and who knows and we can’t read minds, after all — the current Caldecott committee members are taking notice of.

Calling Caldecott is here. Pictured above is one of my favorite picture books this year, which we included in this week’s post (and which I reviewed for the Horn Book’s March/April 2018 issue).

In fall of this year, we’ll have more regular posts, discussing books individually as we look ahead to the 2019 award.

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Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

1) Reading Cucumber Quest with my girls, where they ACTUALLY take on the voices of some of the characters. (This is a stretch for them.)

2) Research on Diversity in Youth Literature, a new online, open-access children’s literature academic journal.

3) Neko Case’s “Winnie” is the only song I need for the rest of my life.

4) Looking forward to the Horn Book’s upcoming special issue on the ALA Awards. Travis Jonker and I collaborated on a piece for this issue, and LOOK AT THAT COVER!

5) David Sedaris’s recent Fresh Air interview.

6) Dinner with a friend.

7) Baking our first chess pie.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

P.S. Today is Maurice Sendak’s birthday.

4 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #590: Featuring Calling Caldecott

  1. Good morning, Imps! Hello, Barb, Katherine, Otis, and Will! How is everyone?

    Jules: I read that as cheese pie instead of chess pie. 🙂

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) Amusement
    2) Appreciation
    3) Clarification
    4) Processing
    5) Music
    6) Notes
    7) Checked

  2. That bathysphere is pretty awesome looking. I followed the links and made my way to “Nothing Stopped Sophie” written by Cheryl Bardoe, illustrated by Barbara McClintock. Now I want to read more about her & grab that book for a few younger friends.

    Jules – the reading with your girls taking on the voices sounds so fun. David Sedaris & chess pie & dinner with a friend – your week was packed with goodness.

    LW – love your kicks, especially Amusement and Appreciation.

    My quick kicks:
    1) More houseplants! My spider plant had lots of little offshoots so it was time to transplant a few.
    2) Season 4 of Kimmy Schmidt!
    3) Rain yesterday and today – making it easy to stay home and get things done.
    4) Busy (productive) work week.
    5) Justify winning the Triple Crown with ease, & giving his 52 year old jockey a world record in the process.
    6) Very fun jazz brunch with a good friend to celebrate both our June birthdays at a local vineyard/ Beautiful scenery, great food and even better company made for a perfect afternoon.
    7) Visit from a friend I hadn’t seen in a couple of years, great to catch up and Daisy pulled out all her cute tricks to show off.
    7.5) Remembering and finding this commercial this week to remind me of the good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=cZGghmwUcbQ

    Have a great week Imps! I’m so glad you are all here, its so nice to know I get to read everyone’s kicks every Sunday.

  3. Rachel: Thank you for sharing that commercial! That is so heartwarming! Random acts of kindness, selfless acts, are the best.

  4. LW: I’ll take some cheese pie too. I like your last kick.

    Rachel: Yes, McClintock’s book is great too! i hope to write about it soon. … Did I miss your birthday? Which day in June? (Now that I’m primarily off Facebook, I don’t know these things. Wah.) Was telling my girls the other day about Kimmy Schmidt and asking them if they want to watch. Thanks for that commercial!

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