Mock Caldecott 2019 List

Did you catch my #CallingCaldecott post at the Horn Book about Minh Lê and Dan Santat’s brilliant picture book, Drawn Together? Check it out, and then take a look at the list of books below from a graduate course I’m teaching at Simmons, ChL 403 The Picturebook, which culminates in a mock Caldecott debate. Students write three nomination papers, and we debate their selections through the Award Terms and Criteria and then vote to select a Medalist and as many Honor books as the class would like. Here’s the list we are working from. Do you see any favorites? Have I missed titles you think I’ll regret excluding?

Illustrator Title Author Publisher
Blackall, Sophie Hello Lighthouse Blackall, Sophie Little, Brown
Castillo, Lauren Imagine Herrera, Juan Felipe Candlewick
Chin, Jason Pie Is for Sharing Ledyard, Stephanie Parsley Neal Porter/Roaring Brook
Colón, Raúl Imagine! Colón, Raúl Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster
Covell, David Run Wild Covell, David Viking
Crews, Nina Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright Wright, Richard Lerner Books
Curato, Mike What If… Berger, Samantha Little, Brown
Doerrfeld, Cori The Rabbit Listened Doerrfeld, Cori Dial Books
Henkes, Kevin A Parade of Elephants Henkes, Kevin Greenwillow
Hirao, Amiko Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian they Left Behind Grady, Cynthia Charlesbridge
Holmes, Ekua The Stuff of Stars Bauer, Marion Dane Candlewick
Holmes, Ekua What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? Barton, Chris Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster
Lin, Grace A Big Mooncake for Little Star Lin, Grace Little Brown
Lessac, Frané We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Sorell, Traci Charlesbridge
López, Rafael The Day You Begin Woodson, Jacqueline Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Random House
Love, Jessica Julián Is a Mermaid Love, Jessica Candlewick
Luyken, Corinna Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse Campbell, Marcy Dial Books
Marino, Gianna If I Had a Horse Marino, Gianna Neal Porter/Roaring Brook
Martinez-Neal, Juana Alma and How She Got Her Name Martinez-Neal, Juana Candlewick
McClintock, Barbara Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain Bardoe, Cheryl Little, Brown
Miyares, Daniel Night Out Miyares, Daniel Schwartz & Wade/Penguin RandomHouse
Mora, Oge Thank You Omu! Mora, Oge Little, Brown
Morales, Yuyi Dreamers Morales, Yuyi Neal Porter/Holiday House
Page, Robin Who Eats Orange? White, Dianne Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster
Pinkney, Brian Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Pinkney, Andrea Davis Scholastic
Santat, Dan Drawn Together Lê, Minh Disney-Hyperion
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro Blue Seeger, Laura Vaccaro Neal Porter/Roaring Brook
Smith, Lane The House That Once Was Fogliano, Julie Roaring Brook
Tamaki, Jillian They Say Blue Tamaki, Jillian Abrams
Wenzel, Brendan Hello Hello Wenzel, Brendan Chronicle

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