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May 14 2012

Mock Caldecott

by Nancy M

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!

Extra Yarn

Written by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

Just Ducks!

Written by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino.

Boy + Bot

Written by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

And Then It’s Spring

Written by Julie Fogliano; illustrated by Erin Stead.


Written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie

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Leigh P. May 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM

We really liked Extra Yarn. My 4-year old asked to start knitting after reading it. I hope you’re offering free knitting lessons through the library at some point.

I Want My Hat Back was published in 2011 but I wanted to throw that out as a suggestion for a good book for a child. It had us laughing hysterically.

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