Doesn't this sound like fun? Check out the details on the Instructables website. If you're kids are making projects to enter they could at least vote for their favorites. And what a great way to start thinking about libraries as Makerspaces. Which leads to this great post on MaykerMondays, taking place in May so could be a great activity for after you've stopped checking out books and have more time with the students.
For those of you doing a Mock Caldecott or others thinking about it for next year, read about how elementary librarian Travis Jonker set up his Mock Caldecott 2013. His approach involves the cooperation of all of his 2nd grade teachers but has definite merit and could be tweaked for use with other grade levels. Take a look. Katie
Follow the link on this page posted by the Alaska School Library Association about a contest author James Patterson is doing on his webpage, ReadKiddoRead. Whether you are contributing or following the results you'll be bound to get a lot out of this project.
psst....and think about adding the AkASL page to your RSS feed