DCPL Youth Librarians and staff have been busy reading and selecting picture books for our Mock Caldecott election. There have been many wonderful picture books published so far this year and hopefully the following list will guide you to finding something great to share with your children. We recently had our second round of voting and the chosen ones not only met Caldecott criteria, but displayed what we felt were exceptional artwork and storytelling. Here are the winners from the 2 groups of voters:
First Place: Chloe written and illustrated by Peter McCarty
Second Place: Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip and Erin Stead
Third Place: Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino
First Place: Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip and Erin Stead
Second Place: Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee
Third Place: The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
Of course not every book can make it to the final round, but here are some more of what we believe are the cream of the crop in 2012 picture books. You can click on the picture to take you to the catalog listing.