One of our favorite ways to celebrate great children’s books is to read and evaluate new titles based on their pictures and try to predict which one may win one of the highest honors in children’s literature… The Randolph Caldecott Medal. The medal is awarded in January so we’ve got plenty of time to explore and critique. Below is a list of titles we’ve written about so far this year that meet all the necessary qualifications.
If you’d like to join librarians from the Allen County Public Library and other children’s book lovers for a great discussion of these books consider joining us on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 9am to 1pm at the Main Library for our Mock Caldecott program. Registration is now open — click here to sign up, or call Children’s Services at 260-421-1220. (We’ll be holding our Mock Newbery program on the same day, from 2pm to 5pm — you could spend the whole day talking children’s lit!)
Click here for a printable list of our titles, updated 11.20.13.
2014 Caldecott, 2013 Caldecott Award, ALA, Book Awards
We’ll be adding onto this list periodically so you may want to bookmark this page and visit again soon!