Mock Caldecott 2016

Submitted by adawe on December 15, 2015 - 8:00am
  • MockCaldecott

    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.

Every year, children’s book illustrators hold their breath as the Caldecott committee members read, examine, and critique the best illustrated children’s books of the year to finally determine which one deserves the highly regarded award.

Below, you will see the 10 books we think are worth considering.  These books, selected by Sonoma County Library staff, all fit the criteria of books to be considered for the Caldecott Medal. You can find copies of these books at your local branch for review. 

Let us know who YOU think will win by voting for your favorites either online or at the library.  Voting will be open from December 15 through January 7.

Sonoma County's winners will be announced in your local branch and online Jan. 8th!

Official winners announced Jan. 11th!

Water is Water 

Miranda Paul

ill. by Jason Chin

Toys Meet Snow

Emily Jenkins

ill. by Paul O. Zelinsky

Seaver the Weaver

Paul Czajak

ill. by The Brothers Hilts

In a Village by the Sea

Muon Van

ill. by  April Chu


Sarah M. Walker 

ill. by Jonathan D. Voss

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

Julia Sarcone-Roach 



Daniel Miyares


Drum Dream Girl

Margarita Engle

ill. by Rafael Lopez

If You Plant a Seed

Kadir Nelson


The Night World

Mordicai Gerstein





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