2nd Annual Mock Caldecott Medal

The 2nd Annual Mock Caldecott Medal, Or How San José Librarians Spent Their Friday Morning

On a (thankfully) dry Friday morning, SJPL staff gathered together to discuss a topic close to our own and our patrons' hearts—great illustrated books—with a Mock Caldecott discussion.

The Caldecott Medal is an annual award presented by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. It is awarded to an American illustrator whose picture book has been published in the United States the preceding year. In addition to awarding the medal to one illustrator, the committee also cites a number of runner-ups, which are called Caldecott Honor books.

Award Criteria

Our panel reviewed and discussed twelve pictures books using the same criteria that the actual Caldecott uses: