This year, DeKalb County Public Library Youth Services staff will be participating in our very own Mock Caldecott election. The Caldecott medal, awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, is given each January to the artist with the most distinguished American picture book for children. While it would be great if we predicted next year’s winner, our primary goal is to seek out great picture books that are being published in a given year, so we can better serve our patrons with outstanding book recommendations.
We will have several rounds of elections before we choose a winner in January. In the meantime I will be posting lists of exceptional 2012 picture books that DCPL has in its collection. If you have any recommendations, please share!
Written by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen
Written by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino.
Written by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Written by Julie Fogliano; illustrated by Erin Stead.
Written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie