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!
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