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Nov 2 2012

DCPL Mock Caldecott Round 2

by Nancy M

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:

Team 1

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




Team 2

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.






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Leigh P. November 2, 2012 at 3:16 PM

These picks look like the ones on Goodreads’ Choice Awards, minus the plethora of Mo Willems (I do love his books, though). But where’s Pete the Cat? At least we know he’s taking it all in stride, right?

Nancy M November 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM

AH! Of course I should have added Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons! Next post 🙂 And yes, our picks seem to be on the same page with a lot of other library Mock Caldecotts. I’m interested to see who the different winners will be.

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