Monday, December 31, 2007

Mock Caldecott

Click here to find this book in the Library Catalog!The Randolph Caldecott Medal is given each year by the American Library Association to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children published during the preceding year.

Each year our Children's Services department hosts a Mock Caldecott Election program for adults who are interested in children's literature.

Seven books have just been added to the list:

Brett, Jan. Three Snow Bears.

Cate, Annette Le Blanc. The Magic Rabbit.
de Seve, Randall. Toy Boat. Illustrated by Loren Long.
DiCamillo, Kate. Great Joy. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.

Sayre, April Pulley. Vulture View. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins.
Skeers, Linda. Impossible Patriotism Project. Illustrated by Ard Hoyt.

Willems, Mo. Knuffle Bunny Too.

If you would like to participate, the rest of the Mock Caldecott Award reading list can be found here. If you can't join us in person for the discussion, please take a moment to post your comments about any of the books online.

This year the Mock Caldecott election will be held on Saturday, January 12, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in downtown Fort Wayne. Participants will have the opportunity to view the art of illustrator Allen Say as part of the program. To sign up, call the Children's Services department at (260) 421-1220 or send an email.

For information about the ACPL's other Mock Elections, click

See you at the Mock Caldecott!