2020 Mock Caldecott List

I am teaching a graduate course, CHL 403 The Picturebook, at Simmons University this fall. On Tuesday we will conclude the semester with a mock Caldecott debate. My twelve students are each turning in their three nomination papers today, and it’s been so exciting to see their picks land in my in-box. I’ll share results after our class meeting, and for now, here’s the long-list I assigned for everyone to read (with  links in the titles):

Illustrator Title Author Publisher
Alvitre, Weshoyot At the Mountain’s Base Sorell, Traci Penguin Random House
Brosgol, Vera The Little Guys Brosgol, Vera Macmillan
Chin, Jason Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born Paul, Miranda Neal Porter/Holiday House
Cooper, Elisha River Cooper, Elisha Orchard/Scholastic
Cronin, B.B. The Lost Cousins Cronin, B.B. Viking
Ellis, Carson The Shortest Day Cooper, Susan Candlewick
Evans, Shane Hands Up! McDaniel, Breanna J. Dial
Harrison, April What Is Given from the Heart McKissack, Patricia Schwartz & Wade/Random House
Jacoby, Sara The Important Things About Margaret Wise Brown Barnett, Mac HarperCollins
James, Gordon C. Let ‘er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People’s Champion Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux Carolrhoda
Juanita, Kaylani When Aidan Became a Brother Lukoff, Kyle Lee & Low
Lanan, Jessica The Fisherman and the Whale Lanan, Jessica Simon & Schuster
Lin, Grace A Big Bed for Little Snow Lin, Grace Little Brown
Long, Loren If I Was the Sunshine Fogliano, Julie Atheneum
Luyken, Corinna My Heart Luyken, Corinna Dial
Martinez-Neal, Juana Fry Bread: A Native American Family Tradition Maillard, Kevin Noble Roaring Brook
McClintock, Barbara Vroom! McClintock, Barbara FSG
Minter, Daniel Going Down Home with Daddy Lyons, Kelly Starling Peachtree
Mora, Oge Saturday Mora, Oge Little Brown
Nelson, Kadir The Undefeated Alexander, Kwame Versify/HMH
Pak, Kenard The Hundred-Year Barn MacLachlan, Patricia Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins
Pena, Zeke My Papi Has a Motorcycle Quintero, Isabel Kokila
Pham, LeUyen Bear Came Along Morris, Richard T. Little , Brown
Portis, Antoinette Hey, Water! Portis, Antoinette Neal Porter/Holiday House
Ransome, James The Bell Rang Ransome, James Atheneum
Robinson, Christian Another Robinson, Christian Simon & Schuster
Serra, Sebastià The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung Vamos, Samantha R. Charlesbridge
Turk, Evan You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks Turk, Evan Atheneum
Wenzel, Brendan A Stone Sat Still Wenzel, Brendan Chronicle
Xiaojing, Jin I Miss My Grandpa Xiaojing, Jin Little, Brown

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