What is a Mock Caldecott Award?
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Our Mock Caldecott is a way for children's librarians, teachers, and anyone interested in children's books to go through the selection process. By using the same selection process as the Caldecott committee, we get a better understanding of what makes one book better than another. We then view, discuss and vote according to the Caldecott rules.
EVPL's youth and teen collection development specialist, Carol Cariens, compiles a quarterly list of picture books. Each list includes books that received starred or other highly recommended reviews in 6 journals (BCCB, Booklist, Horn Book, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal) plus titles from the yearly New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Books of the Year. All titles should have a publication date in 2011--and all should have authors/illustrators who currently reside in the U.S.
Mock Caldecott List for 2012
List of all Caldecott Winners
More about Caldecott Medal
Follow picture book titles up for consideration on The Horn Book Calling Caldecott Blog.