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2010 Mock Caldecott

Librarian reading
Bina Williams (Bridgeport (CT)
Public Library) leads the discussion
of RI's mock Caldecott titles.
Each January Rhode Island librarians gather to select the most distinguished American picture book in a "mock" version of the Caldecott award. This annual tradition helps librarians sharpen their selection skills and learn about the award process for the Caldecott Medal, which is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.  The balloting system follows that of the real Caldecott Committee.

The 2010 Mock Caldecott took place on Monday, January 11 at the William Hall Library in Cranston.


The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney.

Honor Books:

14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.

My Abuelita by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Yuyi Morales.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes, illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

The winning books were selected from the final list examined and discussed by a group of children’s librarians following the criteria for the real Caldecott committee.

On January 18, 2010 the Caldecott Medal was awarded to The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (RI's mock Caldecott award winner). Caldecott Honor Books include All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon and Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman. Look for more information on ALA's Association for Library Services to Children's Caldecott Medal website , or view all 2010 ALSC Literary and Related Award Winners.

librarians reviewing books
Adrienne Gallo (Cranston Public Library Oaklawn Branch) and
Helen Mochetti (Westerly Public Library) examine books
at this year's Mock Caldecott.

more librarians reviewing books
Stefanie Blankenship (Cranston Public Library Auburn Branch)
and Eileen Dyer (Cranston Public Library) examine books.

Previous Mock Caldecott Winners