This past year, DeKalb County Public Library Youth Services Librarians and staff have been reading, reviewing and voting on picture book titles leading up to our first ever Mock Caldecott election. The Caldecott Medal is a prestigious children’s award that has been given out since 1938 to the illustrator with the most distinguished picture book. Recently, we all came together for our final vote and here are the results:
The 2013 DCPL Mock Caldecott Medal goes to…
Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen and written by Mac Barnett
Our Honor Books are:
Boot and Shoe written and illustrated by Marla Frazee
Chloe written and illustrated by Peter McCarty
Cindy Moo illustrated by Jeff Mack and written by Lori Mortensen
Bear Has a Story to Tell illustrated by Erin Stead and written by Philip C. Stead
It was a tight election and there were many beautiful picture books to choose from in 2012. This was our third and final vote and you can check out our past finalists here. Here are some more picture books that did not make our final vote but are definitely worth a read. Click on the title to be taken to the DCPL catalog.
The real Caldecott Medal will be awarded on Monday, January 28 along with many other American Library Association children’s and young adult book awards including the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Book Award. You can view the winners here and check back to DCPLive that week for a listing and to share your thoughts.