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Mock Caldecott List for 2012

Nominees

First quarter titles and reviews are in black.
Second quarter titles and reviews are in red.
Third quarter titles and reviews are in blue.
Fourth quarter titles and reviews are in green.

Reviewing Sources
BCCB-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (R=Recommended reviews; sometimes a special *R is given - but rarely - that denotes a book of special distinction)
BL-Booklist (*'d reviews)
HB-Horn Book (*'d reviews)
Kirkus Reviews (*'d reviews)
PW-Publishers Weekly (*'d reviews)
SLJ-School Library Journal (*'d reviews)

Title Author/Illustrator Reviews
Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, The Robert Burleigh/Barry Blitt BCCB R* 3; PW* 2-14; SLJ* 3
All the Water in the World George Ella Lyon/ Katherine Tillotson BL *3-15; SLJ* 5
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel Dan Yaccarino Kir * 2; PW* 1-24; SLJ* 3
Argus Michelle Knudsen/Andrea Wesson BCCB R 1-11; PW* 11-29-10
Are You Awake? Sophie Blackall SLJ* 6
Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map Sue Macy/Matt Collins BL* 3-15
Bear Who Shared, The Catherine Rayner BL* 4-1
Bear with Me Max Kornell BCCB R 5
Bedtime for Bear Brett Helquist PW* 11-15-10; SLJ* 2
Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saing-George Lesa Cline-Ransome/James E. Ransome BCB R 3
Before You Came Patricia macLachland and Emily MacLachland Charest/David Diaz PW* 12-13-10
Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A to Z Alan Schroeder/John O'Brien Kir* 3-1
Best Birthday Party Ever, The Jennifer LaRue Huget/ LeUyen Pham BCCB R 5
Big Bunny Betseygail Rand & Colleen Randy/C.S.W Rand Kir* 3-1
Balloons Over Broadway Melissa Sweet BL* 9-15; Kir* 9-1; PW* 8-8; SLJ* 9
Blackout John Rocco BCCB R 6; Kir* 4-15; PW* 3-7; SLJ* 7
Bone Dog Eric Rohmann HB* 7/8; Kir* 8-1; PW* 5-2; SLJ* 7
Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America, A Kathleen Krull/Steve Johnson and Lou Francher BCCB R 2
Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox Susan Blackaby/Carmen Segovia

SLJ* 2

Bugs by the Numbers Sharon Werner/Sarah Forss PW* 4-25
Bulldog's Big Day Kate McMullan/Pascal Lemaitre(illustrator eligible? divides time between Brussels and Brooklyn) BCCB R 3; BL* 2-15
Butterfly is Patient, A Dianna Hutts Aston/Sylvia Long BCCB R 6; PW* 4-25; SLJ* 7
Can We Save the Tiger? Martin Jenkins/Vicky White HB* 5/6; Kir* 1-15-11; PW* 1-3-11; SLJ* 3
Cat Secrets Jef Czekaj BCCB R 1-11
Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred, The Samantha R. Vamos/Rafael Lopez Kir* 1-15-11; SLJ* 3
Clementine Sebastian Loth Kir* 4-1
Clink Kelly DiPucchio/Matthew Myers PW* 2-14
Cookiebot! Katie Van Camp (currently lives in Tokyo but has lived in NYC) Kir* 5-15
Crossing, The Donna Jo Napoli/Jim Madsen PW* 4-25
Dazzling Display of Dogs, A Betsy Franco/Michael Wertz SLJ* 1-11
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours Duncan Tonatiuh (divides time between NYC and Mexico) Kir* 5-1
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? Susan A. Shea/Tom Slaughter (ipage says Slaughter divides time between NYC and Ontario - bio on Web says he is New York based) Kir* 4-1; SLJ* 6
Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts Towers Dianna Hutts Aston/Susan L. Roth PW* 6-13
Eddie Gets Ready for School David Milgrim Kir* 6-1
Edwin Speaks Up April Stevens/Sophie Blackall BCCB R 7/8; BL* 5-15; SLJ* 7
Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems Kristine O'Connell/Nancy Carpenter BCCB R 1-11; SLJ* 2
Energy Island; How One Community Harrnessed the Wind and Changed the World Allan Drummond BL* 3-1; SLJ* 3
Everything I Need to Know Before I'm Five Valorie Fisher PW* 5-30
Except If Jim Averbeck BCCB R 1
Fairly Fairy Tales Esme Raji Codell/Elisa Chavarri BCCB R 2
Ferret Fun Karen Rostoker-Gruber/Paul Ratz de Tagyos BCCB R 3; SLJ* 4
First Garden: The White House Garden and How it Grew Robbin Gourley BL* 4-15
Follow Me Tricia Tusa Kir* 3-1
For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart Elizabeth Rusch/Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher Kir* 1-15-11; PW* 12-20-10
Goodbye Cancer Garden, The Janna Matthies/Kristi Valiant SLJ* 2
Goyangi Means Cat Christine McDonnell/Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher Kir* 4-15
Great Migration: Journey to the North, The Eloise Greenfield/Jan Spivey Gilchrist BCCB R* 2; BL* 2-1; HB* 1/2; SLJ* 4
Hide-and-Squeak Heather Vogel Frederick/C.F. Payne PW* 12-6-10
Honeybee Man, The Lela Nargi/Krystan Brooker Kir* 2
hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator Mo Willems BCCB R 5; Kir* 4-15; PW* 3-28; SLJ* 5
Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-Ji F. Zia/Ken Min Kir* 3-15
How Dalia Put a Big Yellow Comforter Inside a Tiny Blue Box Linda Heller/Stacey Dressen McQueen Kir* 6-1
How to Hug Maryann MacDonald/Jana Christy BCCB R 3
How to Teach a Slug to Read Susan Pearson/David Lonim (lives in Indiana) BCCB R 3
I Broke My Trunk! Mo Willems SLJ* 5

I Must Have Bobo!

Eileen Rosenthal/Marc Rosenthal

BCCB R 2; Kir* 1-15-11

I See the Rhythm of Gospel Toyomi Igus/Michele Wood BCCB R 2
I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding During World War II Marisabina Russo PW* 6-20
Ice Arthur Geisert BCCB R* 5; PW* 2-21
If I Never Forever Endeavor Holly Meade BL* 4-15; Kir* 3-1
If You're Hoppy April Pulley Sayre/Jackie Urbanovic BCCB R
I'm a Shark Bob Shea BCCB R 5
Invisible Man, The Arthur Yorinks/Doug Cushman BL* 1/15
Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto Susan Goldman Rubin/Bill Farnsworth BL* 4-15; PW* 3-28
Itsy Mitsy Runs Away Elanna Allen Kir* 4-1; Pw* 3-21
Joe and Sparky, Superstars! Nathan Clement PW* 1-24
Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat Philip Christian Stead Kir* 5-1; PW* 4-4
King Hugo's Huge Ego Chris Van Dusen PW* 5-23
Ladder to the Moon Maya Soetort-Ng/Yuyi Morales BL* 3-1; PW* 2-21
LaRue Across America Mark Teague Kir* 2-15
Leap Back Home to Me Lauren Thompson/Matthew Cordell Kir* 4-1; PW* 2-7
Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise Tomie dePaola Kir* 11-15-10
Little Chicken's Big Day Jerry Davis/Katie Davis BL* 3-15
Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice Kristen Balouch BL* 6-1&15
Little White Rabbit Kevin Henkes BCCB R 2; HB* 1/2; SLJ* 2
Look! A Book! A Zany Seek-and-Find Adventure Bob Staake PW* 11-29-10; SLJ* 2
Loopy Coop Hens, The Janet Morgan Stoeke BCCB R 3; PW* 1-3-11
Lord's Prayer, The King James scripture/Rick Warren/Richard Jesse Watson, illus Kir* 1-15
Louise the Big Cheese and the Back-to-School smarty-Pants Elise Primavera/Diane Goode Kir* 6-1; SLJ* 6
ManGrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families, The Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore/Susan L. Roth PW* 2-28; SLJ* 5
Manners Mash-Up: A Goofy Guide to Good Behavior Tedd Arnold, et al BCCB R 2; PW* 12-6-10
Me...Jane Patrick McDonnell BL* 3-15; HB* 3/4; Kir* 3-1
Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story Thomas F. Yezerski BCCB R 5; HB* 3/4; PW* 2-28; SLJ* 3
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm Jon Katz SLJ* 3
Mine! Shutta Crum/Patrice Barton Kir* 5-15; PW* 4-18; SLJ* 6
Mitchell's License Hallie Durand/Tony Fucile BCCB R* 5
Monday is One Day Arthur A. Levine/Julian Hector BL* 2-1
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India Gerald McDermott SLJ* 4
Monster Hunt: Exploring Mysterious Creatures with Jim Arnosky Jim Arnosky PW* 6-6
Mother Goose Picture Puzzles Will Hillenbrand SLJ* 4
Moving House Mark Siegel

PW* 6-27

Mudkin Stephen Gammell BL* 1/15
My Side of the Car Kate Feiffer/Jules Feiffer PW* 2-7
Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, A Matt de la Pena/Kadir Nelson BL* 2-1; BCCB R 1-11; PW* 11-1-10; SLJ* 2
Neighborhood Mother Goose, The Nina Crews Kir* 4-1
Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic Robert Burleigh/Wendell Minor BCCB R 2; BL* 2-1; PW* 12-20
Night Night Book, The Marianne Richmond

PW* 4-11

No Sleep for the Sheep! Karen Beaumont/Jackie Uranvoic SLJ* 4
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero Marissa Moss/John Hendrix BCCB R 5
One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street Joanne Rocklin Kir* 3-1
Ones and Twos Marthe Jocelyn/Nell Jocelyn (divides time between NY and Stratford, Ontario - eligible?) SLJ* 5
Orani: My Father's Village Claire A. Nivola PW* 5-16: SLJ* 6
Owly & Wormy, Frinds All Alutter Andy Runton BCCB R 3; Kir* 2-1
Pablo Neruda Monica Brown/Julie Paschikis Kir* 2-15
Patrick in a Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories Geoffrey Hayes BCCB R 5
Peaceful Pieces Anna Grossnickle Hines BL* 1/15; PW* 11-29-10
Perfect Square Michael Hall BL* 4-15; Kir* 3-15; PW* 2-7; SLJ* 4
Pet for Petunia, A Paul Schmid SLJ* 5
Pig Kahuna Jennifer Sattler Kir* 4-1; SLJ* 5
Pirates Don't Take Baths John Segal PW* 1-17
Planting the Wild Garden Kathryn O. Galbraith/Wendy Anderson Halperin PW* 2-14
Poindexter Makes a Friend Mike Twohy SLJ* 4
Ponyella Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans/Lynn Munsinger MCCB R 1-11
Postcards from Camp Simms Taback Kir* 6-1
Pretend Jennifer Plecas BCCB R 5
Primer About the Flag, The Marvin Bell/Chris Raschka Kir* 2
Queen of the Falls Chris Van Allsburg BCCB R 4; PW* 1-24; SLJ* 3
RRRalph Lois Ehlert BCCB R 6; BL* 2-15; HB* 5/6; Kir* 4-1
Rah, Rah, Radishes! April Pulley Sayre Kir* 5-15; SLJ* 6
Ribbit Rabbit Candace Ryan/Mike Lowery Kir* 12-15
Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance Dorothy Hinshaw Patent/William Munoz SLJ* 5
Say Hello to Zorro! Carter Goodrich BCCB R 3; Kir* 2; SLJ* 3
Scritch-Scratch a Perfect Match Kimberly Marcus/Mike Lester BCCB R 5
Secret Box, The Barbara Lehman BCCB R 3; Kir* 2; PW* 1-3-11
Secret River, The (Original edition awarded a Newbery Honor in 1956; Leonard Weisgard was the illustrator) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings/Leo and Diane Dillon Kir* 12-15-10; PW* 11-8-10; SLJ* 1-11
Seven Fathers Ashley Ramsden/Ed Young Kir* 3-15; PW* 2-21
Spinster Goose Lisa Wheeler/Sophie Blackall Kir* 2-15
Square Cat Elizabeth Schoonmaker (cannot verify residence) BCCB R 1
Storm Called Katrina, A Myron Uhlberg/Colin Bootman PW* 6-20
Strange Creatures: The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum Lita Judge BCCB R 2
Substitute Creacher Chris Gall BL* 6-1&15; Kir* 6-1
Take Me Out to the Ball Game Jack Norworth/Amiko Hirao Kir* 3-15
Tell Me the Day Backwards Albert Lamb/David McPhail Kir* 2
Ten Little Caterpillars Bill Martin, Jr./Lois Ehlert PW* 5-30
Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus John Grandits/Michael Allen Austin Kir* 6-1
That's How! Christoph Niemann (lives in both Berlin and NYC) PW* 2-21
These Hands Margaret H. Mason/Floyd Cooper Kir* 2
This Plus That: Life's Little Equations Amy Krouse Rosenthal/Jen Corace BCCB R* 6; BL* 3-15; Kir* 4-15
Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door Adam Rubin/Daniel Salmieri Kir* 4-1; PW* 3-14
Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators Jim Arnosky SLJ* 6
Time to Eat Steve Jenkins and Robin Page BL* 2-15
Tony Baloney Pam Munoz Ryan/Edwin Fotheringham PW* 11-1-10
To Market, To Market Nikki McClure Kir* 4-15
Tweak Tweak Eve Bunting/Sergio Ruzzier HB* 5/6
Twins' Blanket, The Hyewon Yum PW* 5-23
Tyrannosaurus Dad Liz Rosenbert/Matthew Myers Kir* 4-1
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom Shane W. Evans BCCB R* 2; Kir* 11-15-10; PW* 11-29-10; SLJ* 1-11
Unforgettable Season: Joe Dimaggio, Ted Williams, and the Record-Setting Summer of 1941, The Phil Blidner Kir* 1-15-11; PW* 1-24; SLJ* 3
Voyage of Turtle Rex, The Kurt Cyrus Kir* 3-1; PW* 3-21; SLJ* 5
Waiting for the Biblioburro Monica Brown/John Parra Kir* 6-15
Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, The Jeanette Winter BL* 3-1; Kir* 3-1
We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart Walter Dean Myers/Christopher Myers Kir* 4-1; PW* 3-21
What's for Dinner? Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World Katherine B. Hauth/David Clark Kir* 1-15-11
Where's Walrus? Stephen Savage BCCB R 2; HB* 3/4; Kir* 1-15
Who's There? Carole Lexa Schaefer BCCB R 6
Why do I Have to Bake My Bed? Or, A History of Messy Rooms Wade Bradford/Johanna van der Sterre PW* 12-13-10
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku Lee Wardlaw/Eugene Yelchin BL* 2-1; Kir* 1-15-11; SLJ* 2
Wow! Ocean! Robert Neubecker PW* 3-21
ZooZical Judy Sierra/Marc Brown PW* 6-6