We are gearing up for our annual Mock Caldecott event, looking at new picture books, double-checking the criteria, and choosing our favorites…for picture book lovers like myself, it’s one of my favorite activities of the year! The point of all of our work is to try to predict what will win the coveted Caldecott Medal, awarded by the American Library Association in January every year to the illustrator of the “most distinguished American picture book for children“.
We are especially excited to introduce our Mock Caldecott Pinterest Board this year! Be sure to visit and leave your comments on the posted titles. So far, we have posted the following picture books based on the following very brief summary of the American Library Association’s Caldecott criteria:
- Illustrators must be a citizens or residents of the United States
- Books must have been published in 2014 (for the 2015 award)
- Books must be intended for children up through age 14
What do you think will win the Caldecott Medal in January? New books are being published all the time — be sure to check this blog and our Pinterest board often!