2019 Mock Caldecott Awards - Sunday, 2:00 PM @ HQ

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 pick the REAL winner that will be announced January 28?

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), including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth.

The 2018 Youth Media Award announcements will take place during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, at 8:00am (Mountain Time) from the Colorado Convention Center. For more information on the YMAs and to count down to the event, click here.  

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!

The titles we will be considering include:






Posted by LaurieM on January 9, 2018