Do you love children's picture books? Can you spot a winner? Show off your skills by helping to judge the Mock Caldecott Awards presented by the Alachua County Library District and the University of Florida’s Center for Children's Literature and Culture. Learn how award winners are selected. Join us in Meeting Room A at the Headquarters Library and make sure your favorite makes it to the top!
Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 PM.
Will Alachua County picture book lovers pick the REAL winner?
Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards (YMAs), include the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards. These awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth.
The 2019 Youth Media Award announcements will take place during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference on Monday, January 28, at 8:00am ((PT) at the Washington State Convention Center. Count down to the event!
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
From the Caldecott Medal terms and criteria page, “The Caldecott committee should keep in mind that the award is for distinguished illustrations in a picture book and for excellence of pictorial presentation for children. The award is not for didactic intent or for popularity.” We will keep this in mind as we choose our favorites. Please join us!
Here are the titles we will be considering on Sunday, January 13 at 2:00pm:
A Big Mooncake for Little Star
A House That Once Was
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse
Alma and How She Got Her Name
Black Bird Yellow Sun (BB ONLY)
Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories
Julian is a Mermaid
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain
Ocean Meets Sky
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere
Our Car (by J M Brum)
The Day You Begin
They Say Blue