Archive for the ‘2014 Mock Caldecott List’ Category

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.

On Saturday, January 11, 2014  a group of children’s book lovers gathered to learn about the Caldecott Medal history and process  and to take a vote on our favorite titles of 2013 at our annual Mock Caldecott program.  Our winners were chosen from the following list, which we compiled throughout the course of 2013.  As you can see from the quality of the titles in the field this year, it was a tough decision!

2014 Caldecott, 2013 Caldecott Award, ALA, Book Awards

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet Bluffton
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Matthew Myers (and Alex) Year of the Jungle
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang Saints by Gene Luen Yang  
That is NOT a Good Idea! by Mo Willems Journey by Aaron Becker Flora and the Flamingo
 Locomotive    Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner
   How to Train a Train  Train
 Bluebird  Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore & Nancy Carpenter  Pug and Other Animal Poems by Valerie Worth & Steve Jenkins
 When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? Exclamation Mark
Brave Girl  Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?  Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer
building our house  take me out to the yakyu  happy birthday bunny
polar bear morning time out for sophie  ball
Everyone can learn Snicket  how to be a cat
 red hat  chu's day  round is a tortilla
 Giant Dance Party  tiger in my soup  frog song
 something to prove  When I Was Eight


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