How cool is this? Check out this email I received from the esteemed author Jim Averbeck:
I read your post yesterday where you gave a summary of the Mock Newbery and Caldecott lists out there. And I got to the comment where it seemed like trying to update your list with all the mocks would be a huge pain.
This awoke the techno-geek in me. I thought “there has got to be some sort of wiki-spreadsheet-thingy that can be used to allow a lot of people to add other mock lists and which will update the totals tally automatically and enable the work to be spread arond. So I played around with it today and came up with a little site where people can do just that. Here is the URL: http://sites.google.com/site/inablueroom/Home
Anyway, the whole thing is based on a google shared spreadsheet which I have opened for public editing. This way, if someone wants to add a mock list from a particular library system/bookstore/entity they can. If you decide this might be useful to point folks toward, please give me a little warning so I can do some final testing/proofing.
Nicely done, Jim.
So if you have a Mock Caldecott that you’d like included on a final round-up, go here.
If you have a Mock Newbery that you’d like included in a final round-up, go here.
And if you have a Mock Printz that you’d like included in a final round-up, go here.
Thanks again to Jim Averbeck to compiling all this data. Fun! We should be perfectly situated next year to have this all under control, I should think.