Posted on December 15, 2015
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!
ill. by Jason Chin
ill. by Paul O. Zelinsky
ill. by The Brothers Hilts
ill. by April Chu
Sarah M. Walker
ill. by Jonathan D. Voss
ill. by Rafael Lopez
Posted on February 03, 2015The votes are in!
The Newbery Medal, awarded annually by the the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, goes to…
The Crossover, written by Kwame Alexander
Newbery Honor Books:
El Deafo, written by Cece Bell
Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson
The Caldecott Medal, awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children goes to…
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated and written by Dan Santat!
Caldecott Honor Books:
Nana in the City, written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
Viva Frida, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant
This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki
Posted on January 23, 2015
Every year authors, librarians, teachers, parents, kids and readers of all ages await the announcement of the winners of the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Awards. Think of these as the Academy Awards of children's books.
But, before the winners are chosen, groups across the nation like to pick which books THEY think should win.
Find out who the real Newbery and Caldecott Award winners are when they are announced on Feb. 2, 2015.
But, for now, the popular choices are below!
Mock Newbery Winners:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Some Honors to consider:
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
Rain Reign by Ann Martin
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
West of the Moon by Margi Preus
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana
Mock Caldecott Award Winners:
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary GrandPré
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
Some Honors to consider:
Draw! by Raul Colon
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
This is a Moose by Richard T. Morris, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah Harrison
Gravity by Jason Chin