IRC Mock Caldecott Panels

 

Mock Caldecott panel sessions have been held with students in Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature course since fall 2002. Each fall and spring term, students participate in this activity in the Instructional Resource Center. This page features:

  • Picture books presented in each session for evaluation by the class
  • Recommendations for Mock Caldecott Medal and Honor Books (as determined by each session)
  • General information about the Caldecott Awards
  • General information about the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC)

Interested in learning more? Additional information is available on the IRC Blog, Children's Award Book LibGuide and the Mock Caldecott Pinterest Board.

 

The Caldecott Medal

Criteria and terms for the Caldecott Medal are set forth by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). To expedite the panel, picture books presented to each class are pre-selected to meet Caldecott Medal terms for illustrators, a citizen or resident of the United States and publication date, published in the preceding year, already verified. Terms for a book to be considered are as follows:

"The Medal shall be awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in English in the United States during the preceding year. There are no limitations as to the character of the picture book except that the illustrations be original work. Honor Books may be named. These shall be books that are also truly distinguished."

"The Award is restricted to artists who are citizens or residents of the United States."

"The committee in its deliberations is to consider only the books eligible for the award, as specified in the terms." (ALSC, Caldecott Terms & Criteria)

 

ALSC Internet Resources

ALSC Caldecott Medal Home Page
About The Caldecott Medal
Caldecott Terms & Criteria
Caldecott Medals 1938 - Present
Caldecott Medal & Honor Books 1938 - Present

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2015

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class is scheduled to participated in a Mock Caldecott Award panel in early January, 2015. The following titles are under consideration follow criteria established by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles: Picture books considered are recent additions to the AU library juvenile collection (October - December 2014 ) and include well-known illustrators and those new to the picture book category. A variety of artistic mediums were represented including collage, guache, painted oils, pencil, watercolors and mixed media.

Twenty -two picture books will be reviewed by the class, four semi-finalists identified, and a winner and honor books chosen..

 

Illustrator Author Title
Becker, Aaron Becker, Aaron Quest
Boyd, Lizi Boyd, Lizi Flashlight
Campbell, Scott Campbell, Scott The Hug Machine
Chung, Arree Chung, Arree Ninja!
Colon, Raul Colon, Raul Draw!
Frazee, Marla Frazee, Marla The Farmer and the Clown
Gill, Dierdre Gill, Dierdre Outside
Idle, Molly Idle, Molly Flora and the Penguin
Karas, G. Brian Karas, G. Brian As an Oak Tree Grows
Klassen, Jon Barnett, Mac Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
McDonnell, Patrick McDonnell, Patrick A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
Morales, Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Frieda
Myers, Christopher Copeland, Misty Firebird
Newgarden, Mark Cash, Megan Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors
Rocco, John Rocco, John Blizzard
Shea, Bob Shea, Bob Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads
Small, David Durand, Hallie Catch That Cookie!
Stead, Phillip C. Stead, Phillip C. Sebastian and the Balloon
Stein, David Ezra  Stein, David Ezra I'm My Own Dog 
Sweet, Melissa Bryant, Jennifer The Right Word
Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg, Chris The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
Zelinsky, Paul O. Bingham, Kelly Circle, Square, Moose

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2014

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class participated in a Mock Caldecott Award panel on Tuesday, September 2nd. Titles were selected for review and followed criteria established by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles:  Picture books considered are recent additions to the AU library juvenile collection (March - August 2014 ) and included well-known illustrators and those new to the picture book category. A variety of artistic mediums were represented including collage, gauche, painted oils, pencil, watercolors and mixed media.  

Twenty picture books will be reviewed by the class, and four semi-finalists were identified: Baby Bear, The Numberlys, Firefly July, and All Different Now.

Illustrator Author Title
Baker, Keith Baker, Keith Little Green Peas
Barton, Patrice Mora, Pat & Martinez, Libby I Pledge Allegiance
Bean, Jonathan Underwood, Deborah Bad Bye, Good Bye
Brown, Peter Brown, Peter My Teacher is a Monster
Byrd, Robert Byrd, Robert Brave Little Chicken
Ellis, Christina Joyce, William The Numberlys
Floca, Brian Cox, Lynne Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
Jenkins, Steve Jenkins, Steve Eye to Eye
Juhasz, Victor Kimmelman Hot Dog!
Karas, Brian Bluemle, Elizabeth Tap Tap, Boom Boom
Kornell, Max Kornell, Max Me First
Johnson, Angela Lewis, E.B. All Different Now
Lichtenheld, Tom Morris, Richard T. This is a Moose
Muth, Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Hi, Koo!
Nelson, Kadir Nelson, Kadir Baby Bear
Pett, Mark Pett, Mark The Girl and the Bicycle
Sis, Peter Sis, Peter The Pilot and the Little Prince
Staake, Bob Staake, Bob My Pet Book
Stringer, Lauren Ray, Mary Lyn Deer Dancer
Sweet, Melissa Janeczko, Paul B. Firefly July
Yankey, Lindsey Yankey, Lindsey Bluebird
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Nelson, Kadir Nelson, Kadir Baby Bear
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book Title
Sweet, Melissa Janeczka, Paul B. Firefly July

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2014

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class participated in a Mock Caldecott Award panel on Tuesday, January 21st. Titles were selected for review and followed criteria established by the Association for Library Services for Children, Americas Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles:  Picture books considered were recent additions to the AU library juvenile collection (November-December 2013) and included well-known illustrators and those new to the picture book category. A variety of artistic mediums were represented including collage, guache, painted olis, pencil, watercolors and mixed media.  

Eighteen picture books were reviewed by the class and five semi-finalists were chosen; Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue, Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me, The Dark, The First Drawing, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Aaron Becker Aaron Becker Journey
Peter Brown Peter Brown Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Bryan Collier Daniel Beaty Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
Elisha Cooper Elisha Cooper Train
Mordicai Gerstein Mordicai Gerstein The First Drawing
Oliver Jeffers Drew Daywalt The Day the Crayons Quit
Jon Klassen Lemony Snicket The Dark
Brian Pinkney Janice N. Harrington Busy Busy Little Chick
Jerry Pinkney Jerry Pinkney The Tortoise & The Hare
Peter McCarty Peter McCarty Fall Ball
Robert Neubecker Robert Neubecker Winter is for Snow
Christopher Raschka Christopher Raschka Daisy Gets Lost
Susan Roth Susan Roth Parrots Over Puerto Rico
Uri Shulevitz Uri Shulevitz Dusk
Philip C. Stead Philip C. Stead Hello, My Name is Ruby
Naoko Stoop Naoko Stoop Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue
Don Tate Eve Bunting The Cart that Carried Martin
David Wiesner David Wiesner Mr. Wuffles
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Peter Brown Peter Brown Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book
Jon Klassen Lemony Snicket The Dark

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2013

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class participated in a Mock Caldecott Award panel on Tuesday, September 3. Titles were selected for review and followed criteria established by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles:  Picture books considered were recent additions to the AU library juvenile collection (June-August 2013) and included well-known illustrators and those new to the picture book category. A variety of artistic mediums were represented including collage, guache, painted olis, pencil, watercolors and mixed media.  

Eighteen picture books were reviewed by the class and four semi-finalists were chosen; Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song, Papa's Mechanical Fish, Little Red Hot and Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle. The Mock Caldecott Panel winner for this term was Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song, illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney.  Two titles were selected for Mock Caldecott Honor book winners; Papa's Mechanical Fish, illustrated by Boris Kulikov, and Little Red Hot, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Sophie Blackall Matthew Olshan The Mighty Lalouche
Lizi Boyd Lizi Boyd Inside, Outside
Mordicai Gerstein Mordicai Gerstein How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers
Larua Huliska-Beith Eric A. Kimmell Little Red Hot
Bagram Ibatoulline Paul Fleischman The Matchbox Diary
Molly Idle Molly Idle Flora & The Flamingo
Boris Kulikov Candace Fleming Papa's Mechanical Fish
Tom Lichtenheld Sherri Duskey Rinker Steam Train, Dream Train
Laura Ljungkvist Mem Fox Yoo-Hoo Ladybug
Wilson Ong Helen Foster James Paper Son: Lee's Journey to America
Brian Pinkney Andrea Davis Pinkney Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Vladimar Radunsky Jennifer Berne On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
Christopher Raschka Christopher Raschka Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
Allen Say Allen Say The Favorite Daughter
Bob Staake Bob Staake Bluebird
Erin E. Stead Julie Fogliano If You Want to See a Whale
Mark Teague Mark Teague The Three Little Pigs & the Somewhat Bad Wolf
Mo Willems Mo Willems That is NOT a Good Idea
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Brian Pinkney Andrea Davis Pinkney Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book Title(s)
Boris Kulikov Candace Fleming Papas Mechanical Fish
Larua Huliska-Beith Eric A. Kimmel Little Red Hot

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2013

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles: Titles selected for review mix well known illustrators with artists new to the field of picture books illustration. A variety of art mediums are represented including collage, painted oils, pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, and mixed media. Each title under consideration is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (January 2012 - August 2012).

Twenty (20) titles were reviewed by the class and six semi-finalists were chosen; Waking Dragons, Unspoken, Jangles: A Big Fish Story, Because Amelia Smiled, Sleep Like a Tiger, and Spirit Seeker.  The Mock Caldecott winner this term was Unspoken, illustrated by Henry Cole, and the Mock Caldecott Honor book was Because Amelia Smiled, illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Derek Anderson Jane Yolen Waking Dragons
Lauren Castillo Amy Hest The Reader
Randy Cecil Barbara Joosse Lovabye Dragon
Henry Cole Henry Cole Unspoken
Matthew Cordell Matthew Cordell hello! hello!
Marla Frazee Marla Frazee Boot & Shoe
Stephen Gammell Tony Johnston Laugh-Out-Loud Baby
Rudy Gutierrez Gary Golio Spirit Seeker
Michael Hall Michael Hall Cat Tale
Jon Klassen Jon Klassen This is Not My Hat
Kadir Nelson MLK, Jr. I Have a Dream
John Nickle David Levinthal Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?
Marjorie Priceman Eileen Spinelli Cold Snap
Chris Raschka James Howe Otter and Odder: A Love Story
Paul Rogers Wynton Marsalis Squeak! Rumble! Whomp! Whomp!
David Shannon David Shannon Jangles: A Big Fish Story
Lane Smith Lane Smith Abe Lincoln's Dream
David Ezra Stein David Ezra Stein Because Amelia Smiled
Ed Young Barbara DaCosta Nighttime Ninja
Pamela Zagarenski Mary Logue Sleeping Tiger
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Henry Cole Henry Cole Unspoken
Illustrator Author Honor Book
David Ezra Stein David Ezra Stein Because Amelia Smiled

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2012

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles: Titles selected for review mix well known illustrators with artists new to the field of picture books illustration. A variety of art mediums are represented including collage, painted oils, pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, and mixed media. Each title under consideration is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (January 2012 - August 2012).

A total of twenty (20) titles were reviewed by the class and they chose four finalists. The winner was Mrs. Harkness and the Panda, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; an honor book was also selected by the panel, Green, illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Marc Brown Eric Pinder If All the Animals Came Inside
R. Gregory Christie Don Tate It Jes' Happened
David Diaz Gary D. Schmidt The Rose in the Desert
Shane W. Evans Shane W. Evans We March
Michael Garland Michael Garland Fish Had a Wish
Will Hillenbrand Will Hillenbrand Kite Day
William Joyce &
Joe Bluhm
William Joyce The Fantastic Flying Books
of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Amy Lowry Amy Lowry Fox Tails
Jeff Mack Lori Mortensen Cindy Moo
Peter McCarty Peter McCarty Chloe
Emily Arnold McCully Eve Bunting Ballywhinney Girl
Tao Nyeu Tao Nyeu Squid and Octopus
Steven Salerno Audrey Vernick Brothers at Bat
Laura Vacarro Seeger Laura Vacarro Seeger Green
David Small Toni Buzzeo One Cool Friend
Erin Stead Julie Fogliano And Then It's Spring
Mrs. Harkness & the Panda Melissa Sweet Alicia Potter
Michele Wood Cynthia Grady I Lay My Stitches Down
Dan Yaccarino Ame Dyckman Boy + Bot
Paul O. Zelinsky Kelly Bingham Z is for Moose
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Mrs. Harkness & the Panda Melissa Sweet Alicia Potter
Illustrator Author Honor Book
Laura Vacarro Seeger Laura Vacarro Seeger Green

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2012

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature classes participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles: Titles selected for review mix well known illustrators with artists new to the field of picture books illustration. A variety of art mediums are represented including collage, painted oils, pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, and mixed media. Each title under consideration is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (October 2011 - January 2012).

Students considered eighteen (18) picture books and narrowed the original field five semi-finalists; Bailey, Neville, Balloons Over Broadway, The House Baba Built, and No Two Alike. The resounding winner was Balloons Over Broadway, by Melissa SweetNeville, illustrated by G. Brian Karas, was given honor book distinction. All titles featured here are available in the AU Library Catalog.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Jon Agee Jon Agee My Rhinoceros
Keith Baker Keith Baker No Two Alike
Harry Bliss Harry Bliss Bailey
Leo & Diane Dillon Patricia McKissack Never Forgotten
Ed Emberley Rebecca Emberley Ten Little Beasties
Marla Frazee Mary Lyn Ray Stars
Noah Z. Jones Margie Palatini Stuff
G. Brian Karas Norton Juster Neville
Jake Parker Michael Chabon The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man
Jerry Pinkney Jane Taylor Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Christopher Raschka Christopher Raschka A Ball for Daisy
Peter H. Reynolds Peter H. Reynolds I'm Here
Marisabina Russo Marisabina Russo I Will Come Back For You
Allen Say Allen Say Drawing from Memory
Divya Srinivasan Divya Srinivasan Little Owl's Night
Bob Staake Peter Stein Cars Galore
Melissa Sweet Melissa Sweet Balloons Over Broadway
Ed Young Libby Koponen The House Baba Built
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Melissa Sweet Melissa Sweet Balloons Over Broadway
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book Title
G. Brian Karas Norton Juster Neville

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2011

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature classes participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles: Titles selected for review mix well known illustrators with artists new to the field of picture books illustration. A variety of art mediums are represented including collage, painted oils, pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, and mixed media. Each title under consideration is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (July 2011 - September 2011).

Students considered eighteen (18) picture books and narrowed the original field four semi-finalists; If I Never Forever Endeavor (Holly Meade), The Great Race (Kevin O'Malley), Farmyard Beat (Marc Brown), and Grandpa Green (Lane Smith). The final decision was clear as only two of the four featured titles received votes from the group! All titles featured here are available in the AU Library Catalog.
 

Illustrator Author Title
Christopher Raschka Christopher Raschka A Ball for Daisy
Eric Rohmann Eric Rohmann Bone Dog
Calef Brown Calef Brown Boy Wonders
Matthew Myers Kelly S. DiPucchio Clink
Tedd Arnold Steve Metzger Detective Little Boy Blue
Bonnie Christensen Bonnie Christensen Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol
Marc Brown Lindsey Craig Farmyard Beat
Lane Smith Lane Smith Grandpa Green
Kevin O'Malley Kevin O'Malley The Great Race
Holly Meade Holly Meade If I Never Forever Endeavor
Kristen Balouch Kristen Balouch The Little, Little Girl
Barry Root Sarah Sullivan Passing the Music Down
Michael Hall Michael Hall Perfect Square
Jackie Urbanovic Karen Beaumont No Sleep for the Sheep!
Richard Egielski Richard Egielski The Sleepless Little Vampire
Chris Gall Chris Gall Substitute Creacher
Christopher Myers Walter Dean Myers We Are America
Stephen Savage Stephen Savage Where's Walrus?
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Lane Smith Lane Smith Grandpa Green

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2011

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature classes participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee. This session was planned to review titles with eligibility for the 2010 Caldecott Award to be announced during ALA's Midwinter meetings (San Diego, CA) in January 2011.

About the Titles: Titles selected for review mix well known illustrators with artists new to the field of picture books illustration. A variety of art mediums are represented including collage, painted oils, pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, and mixed media. Each title under consideration is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (November 2010 - January 2011). All titles featured here link to the AU Library catalog.
 

Illustrator Author Title
David Small Jane Yolen Elise's Bird
David Wiesner David Wiesner Art & Max
Emily Arnold McCully Emily Arnold McCully The Secret Cave
Robert Neubecker Treat Williams Air Show!
Floyd Cooper Calvin Ramsey Ruth and the Green Book
Don Wood Audrey Wood Piggy Pie Poe
Joe Cepeda Toni Morrison The Tortoise or the Hare
Keith Graves Keith Graves Chicken Big
Paul O. Zelinsky Anne Isaacs Dust Devil
Jules Fieffer Norton Juster The Odious Ogre
Allen Say Allen Say The Boy in the Garden
James Rumford James Rumford Rain School
Stephen Alcorn Stephen Alcorn Odetta, Queen of Folk
Scott Nash Gail Carson Levine Betsy Red Hoodie
Jack E. Davis Daniel Pinkwater I am the Dog
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
David Wiesner David Wiesner Art & Max
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book
David Small Jane Yolen Elise's Bird

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2010

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature classes participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee. This session was planned to review titles with eligibility for the 2010 Caldecott Award to be announced during ALA's Midwinter meetings (San Diego, CA) in January 2011.

About the titles: The collection submitted for review is a mix of well known illustrators and artists new to the field of picture books illustration. A variety of art mediums are represented including collage, painted oils, pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, mixed media (and even photoshop!). Each title under consideration is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (June 2010 - August 2010).

The panels considered sixteen books as possible contenders for the award. The original field was narrowed to five semi-finalists; Buzz, Little Cloud and Lady Wind, LMNO Peas, City Dog, Country Frog, and Chalk. For the first time, the winner was nearly a unanimous decision and a single honor book determined by the class. All titles featured here link to the AU library catalog.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Allen, Rick Sidman, Joyce Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night
Baker, Keith Baker, Keith LMNO Peas
Cecil, Randy Howe, James Brontorina
Cooper, Elisha Cooper, Elisha Beaver is Lost
Ehlert, Lois Ehlert, Lois Lots of Spots
Frasier, Debra Fraiser, Debra A Fabulous Fair Alphabet
Johnson, D.B. Johnson, D.B. Palazzo Inverso
McClure, Nikki McClure, Nikki Mama, Is It Summer Yet?
McCully, Emily Arnold McCully, Emily Arnold Wonder Horse
Muth, Jon J. Willems, Mo City Dog, Country Frog
Nguyen, Vincent Spinelli, Eileen Buzz
O'Malley, Kevin O'Malley, Kevin Animal Crackers Fly the Coop
Phelan, Matt Birdsall, Jeanne Flora's Very Windy Day
Qualls, Sean Morrison, Toni & Slade Little Cloud and Lady Wind
Smith, Lane Smith, Lane It's a Book
Thomson, Bill Thomson, Bill Chalk
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Thomson, Bill Thomson, Bill Chalk
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book
Muth, Jon J. Willems, Mo City Dog, Country Frog

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2010

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature classes participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee. This session was planned to review titles with eligibility for the 2009 Caldecott Award announced at ALA's Midwinter meetings in Boston, January 18, 2010.

About the titles: The collection submitted for review is a mix of well known illustrators David Shannon, Marla Frazee, Leo and Diane Dillon, and Ted Lewin, known for work in different media's, and artists new to the field of picture books illustration. Different art mediums are represented as well including collage, pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, and mixed media. Each title under consideration is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (June 2009 - December 2009).

The panels considered seventeen (17) books as possible contenders for the award. The original field was narrowed to four semi-finalists, with a winner and honor books awarded. All titles featured link to the AU library catalog.
 

Illustrator Author Title
Brown, Rod Shange, Ntozake We Troubled the Waters
Catrow, David Crow, Kristyn Middle Child Blues
Christensen, Bonnie Christensen, Bonnie Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist
Christie, R. Gregory Nelson, Vaunda Bad News for Outlaws
Diaz, David Jackson, Jill Let There Be Peace on Earth
Dillon, Leo & Diane Fox, Mem The Goblin and the Empty Chair
Frazee, Marla Scanlon, Liz All the World
Hendrix, John Hendrix, John John Brown: His Fight for Freedom
Hogrogian, Nonny Hogrogian, Nonny Cool Cat
Lewin, Ted Bauer, Marion Dane The Longest Night
McClintock, Barbara Aylesworth, Jim The Mitten
Moser, Barry Palatini, Margie Lousy Rotten Stinkin Grapes
Myers, Christopher Myers, Walter Dean Looking Like Me
Pinkney, Jerry Nelson, Marilyn Sweethearts of Rhythm
Shannon, David Scieszka, Jon Robot Zot
Smith, Lane Heide, Florence Parry Princess Hyacinth
Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen, Chris The Circus Ship
     
Illustrator Author Monday Panel: Winning Title
Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen, Chris The Circus Ship
     
Illustrator Author Monday Panel: Honor Books (2)
Christensen, Bonnie Christensen, Bonnie Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist
Myers, Christopher Myers, Walter Dean Looking Like Me
     
Illustrator Author Tuesday Panel: Winning Title
Frazee, Marla Scanlon, Liz All the World
     
Illustrator Author Tuesday Panel: Honor Book
Shannon, David Scieszka, Jon Robot Zot

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2009

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature classes participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee. This session was planned to review titles with eligibility for the 2009 Caldecott Award to be announced at the ALA Midwinter meetings in Boston, January 2010.

About the titles: The collection submitted for review is a mix of well known illustrators David McPhail, Ed Young, and Christopher Raschka, known for work in different media's, and artists new to the field of picture books illustration. Different art mediums are represented as well including collage, pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, and mixed media. Each title under consideration is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (January 2009 - June 2009).

The panels considered sixteen (16) books as possible contenders for the award. The original field was narrowed to four semi-finalists, with a winner and honor books awarded. All titles featured link to the AU library catalog.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Berger, Carin Berger, Karin OK, Go
Brown, Peter Brown, Peter The Curious Garden
Cole, Henry Urban, Linda Mouse Was Mad
Diaz, David Chocolate, Debbi El Barrio
Egielski, Richard Winter, Jonah The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan
Emberley, Ed Emberley, Rebecca Chicken Little
Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai A Book
Hillenbrand, Will Hillenbrand, Will Louie!
Keiser, Paige Barber, Alison The Little Green Pea
Kellogg, Steven Kellogg, Steven The Pied Piper's Magic
McPhail, David McPhail, David No!
Mickelson, Scott Mickelson, Scott Artichoke Boy
McClure, Nikki Rylant, Cynthia All in a Day
Raschka, Christopher Sones, Sonya Violet and Winston
Young, Ed Young, Ed Hook
Zagarenski, Pamela Sidman, Joyce Red Sings from the Treetops: A Year in Colors
     
Illustrator Author Monday Panel: Winning Title
Cole, Henry Urban, Linda Mouse Was Mad
     
Illustrator Author Monday Panel: Honor Books
Keiser, Paige Barber, Alison The Little Green Pea
McPhail, David McPhail, David No!
     
Illustrator Author Tuesday Panel: Winning Title
Brown, Peter Brown, Peter The Curious Garden
     
Illustrator Author Tuesday Panel: Honor Book
Zagarenski, Pamela Sidman, Joyce Red Sings from the Treetops: A Year in Colors
Hillenbrand, Will Hillenbrand, Will Louie!
     

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2009

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Tuesday, February 3, 2009. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee. This session was planned to review titles with eligibility for the 2009 Caldecott Award to be announced at the ALA Midwinter meetings in Denver, January 2009.

About the titles: The collection submitted for review is a mix of well known illustrators Brian Pinkney, Christopher Raschka, and Paul O. Zelinsky, artists known for work in different media's, and artists new to the field of picture books illustration. Different art mediums are represented as well including collage, charcoal pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, markers, and mixed media. Lastly, each title being considered is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection (November - January 2009, published in 2008).

The panel considered twenty (20) books as possible contenders for the award and the original field was initially narrowed to five semi-finalists; Too Many Toys, The 3 Bears and Goldilocks, Twelve Terrible Things, Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken , and Boycott Blues. One book was selected the winner, and three titles awarded honor book distinction. This is a short webliography of titles considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the panel. Please note, all Author, Illustrator, and Title information below links to the AU Library catalog.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Alley, R.W. Alley, Zoe There’s a Wolf at the Door
Berger, Carin Berger, Carin The Little Yellow Leaf
Bliss, Harry DiCamillo, Kate Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken
Collier, Bryan Schotter, Roni Doo-Wop Pop
Emberley, Michael Harris, Robie H. Mail Harry to the Moon
Hendrix, John Hopkinson, Deborah Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
Isadora, Rachel Idadora, Rachel Rapunzel
Kelley, Marty Kelley, Marty Twelve Terrible Things
Loehr, Patrick Loehr, Patrick Mucumber McGee and The Lunch Lady's Liver
Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Andrea Davis Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
Polacco, Patricia Polacco, Patricia Someone for Mr. Sussman
Raschka, Christopher Prokofiev, Sergei Peter and the Wolf
Raschka, Christopher Juster, Norton Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie
Rumford, James Rumford, James Chee-Lin: A Giraffe’s Journey
Shannon, David Shannon, David Too Many Toys
Solomon, Heather Willey, Margaret The 3 Bears and Goldilocks
Stringer, Lauren Rylant, Cynthia Snow
Velasquezs, Eric Boswell, Addie The Rain Stomper
Watson, Wendy Hesse, Karen Spuds
Zelinsky, Paul O. Prelutsky, Jack Awful Ogre Running Wild
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Bliss, Harry DiCamillo, Kate

Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken

     
Illustrator Author Honor Book(s)
Kelley, Marty Kelley, Marty Twelve Terrible Things
Shannon, David Shannon, David Too Many Toys
Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Andrea Davis Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2008

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Tuesday, September 16, 2008. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee. This session was planned to review titles with eligibility for the 2009 Caldecott Award to be announced at the ALA Midwinter meetings in Denver, January 2009.

About the titles: The collection submitted for review is a mix of well known illustrators, including previous award winners such as Uri Shulevitz, Christopher Raschka, and Ed Young, artists known for work in different media's, and illustrators new to the field of children's picture books. Different art mediums are represented as well including collage, charcoal pencil, watercolors, ink, acrylics, markers, and various mixed media. Lastly, each title being considered is a recent addition to the library's juvenile collection.

Twenty (20) books were considered as possible contenders for the award. The original field was narrowed to four; Madam President, Thea's Tree, Americana Adventure, and My Friend, the Starfinder. One book was selected the winner, and one awarded honor distinction. This is a short webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the panel. All Author, Illustrator, and Title information link to the AU Library catalog.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Brown, Lisa Gary, Meredith Sometimes You Get What You Want
Burke, Jim Yolen, Jane Naming Liberty
Cyrus, Kurt Cyrus, Kurt Tadpole Rex
Diaz, David Diaz, David De Colores = Bright with Colors
Fleming, Denise Fleming, Denise Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp
Gammell, Stephen Lyon, George Ella My Friend, the Starfinder
Garland, Michael Garland, Michael Americana Adventure
Karas, G. Brian Billingsley, Franny Big Bad Bunny
Lehman, Barbara Lehman, Barbara Trainstop
Lewin, Betsy Cronin, Doreen Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure
Parker, Robert Andrew Parker, Robert Andrew Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum
Pedersen, Janet Jackson, Alison Thea's Tree
Potter, Giselle Field, Eugene W. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Raschka, Christopher Giovanni, Nikki The Grasshopper's Song
Shulevitz, Uri Shulevitz, Uri How I Learned Geography
Smith, Lane Shea, Bob Big Plans
Smith, Lane Smith, Lane Madam President
Wells, Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Otto Runs for President
Widener, Terry Winter, Jonah Steel Town
Young, Ed Haseley, Dennis Twenty Heartbeats
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Garland, Michael Garland, Michael Americana Adventure
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book(s)
Gammell, Stephen Lyon, George Ella My Friend, the Starfinder

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2008

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class participated in a Mock Caldecott Award session Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee. This session was planned to review titles with eligibility for the recently announced (January 14, 2008) 2008 Caldecott award.

About the titles: The collection submitted for review is a mix of well known illustrators, including previous award winners such as Leo and Diane Dillon and David Small, artists known for work in different media's, and illustrators new to the field of children's picture books. Different art mediums are represented as well including collage, charcoal pencil,watercolors, ink, acrylics, markers, and various mixed media.

Eighteen books were considered as possible contenders for the award. The original field was narrowed to four; one book was selected the winner, and one awarded honor distinction. This is a short webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the panel. All Author, Illustrator, and Title information link to the AU Library catalog.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Aylesworth, Jim Aylesworth Jim Little Bitty Mousie
Breathed, Berkeley Breathed, Berkeley Mars Nees Moms!
Demi Demi The Boy Who Painted Dragons
Dillon, Leo & Diane Dillon, Leo & Diane Jazz on a Saturday Night
Feiffer, Jules Feiffer, Kate Henry, the Dog with No Tail
Freedman, Deborah Freedman, Deborah Scribble
Hartland, Jessie Hartland, Jessie Night Shift
Hawkes, Kevin Madison, Alan Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly
Johnson, D.B. Johnson, D.B. Four Legs Bad, Two Legs Good!
Kemble, Mai Kemble, Mai The Moon and the Night Sweepers *
Lewin, Ted Lewin, Ted At Gleason's Gym
Paul, Alison Paul, Alison The Crow: A Not So Scary Story
Polacco, Patricia Polacco, Patricia The Lemonade Club
Myers, Christopher Myers, Christopher Jabberwocky
Reed, Lynn Rowe Kanninen, Barbara A Story with Pictures
Small, David Broach, Elise When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
Smith, Lane Scieszka, Jon Cowboy and Octopus
Sylvada, Peter Frank, John How to Catch a Fish
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Breathed, Berkeley Breathed, Berkeley Mars Nees Moms!
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book Title
Lewin, Ted Lewin, Ted At Gleason's Gym

 

*Title published in 2008, would not have been considered for the 2008 awards cycle.

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2007

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award session on Tuesday, September 18, 2007. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee. Eighteen titles, each published in 2007, were considered as possible contenders for the award.

The original field was narrowed to five; one selected the winner with others awarded honor distinction by the students. This is a short webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the panel. All Author, Illustrator, and Title information link to the AU library catalog.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Breen, Steve Breen, Steve Stick
Bryan, Ashley Gilchrist, Jan Spivey My America
Dooling,Michael Atkins,Jeannine Anne Hutchinson's Way
Diaz, David Krull, Kathleen Pocahontas: Princess of the New World
Garland, Michael Garland, Michael How Many Mice
Hall, August Noyes, Deborah When I Met the Wolf Girls
Jackson, Shelley Harrington, Janice The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County
Jenkins, Leonard Hopkinson, Deborah Sweet Land of Liberty
Kulka, Joe Kulka, Joe Wolf's Coming
Lewin, Betsy Spinelli, Eileen Heat Wave
Lewis, E.B. Johnson, Angela Lily Brown's Paintings
Mayer, Mercer Mayer, Mercer The Bravest Knight
Neubecker, Robert Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody The Top Job
Pinkney,Jerry Grifalconi, Ann Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me
Sheban, Chris Goldberg, Myla Catching the Moon
Skeens, Matthew Firestone, Mary The Liberty Bell
Slack,Michael Kelley, Ellen A. My Life as a Chicken
Zahares,Wade Addy, Sharon Hart Lucky Jake
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Sheban,Chris Goldberg, Myla Catching the Moon
     
Illustrator Author Honor Book Titles
Garland,Michael Garland,Michael How Many Mice
Breen,Steve Breen, Steve Stick

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2006

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award session September 5, 2006. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services to Children, American Library Association Medal Committee.

Fifteen titles, each published in 2006, were considered as possible contenders for the Award. The original field was narrowed to three and from these three titles, one was selected to be the winner with the other two given honor book distinctions. This is a webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the classroom panel. All Author, Illustrator, and Title information link to the AU library catalog.

 

Illustrator Author Title
Austin,Michael Crunk Tony Railroad John and the Red Rock Run
Blackall, Sophie Gershator, Phillis Summer is summer
Chodos-Irvine,Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Margaret Best best friends
Donohue, orothy Crummel, Susan Stevens Ten-gallon Bart
Jenkins, Steve Page, Robin Move!
Lewin, Ted Bunting, Eve One green apple
Litzinger,Rosanne Kimmel, Eric A. The Frog Princess
McDonnell, Patrick McDonnell, Patrick Art
McPhail, David McPhail, David Big brown bear goes to town
Newman, Jeff Newman, Jeff Hippo! No,rhino
Petrosino, Tamara Shulman,Mark A is for Zebra
Pinkney,Brian Pinkney, Adrea Davis Peggony Po, A whale of a tale
Pinkney, Jerry Pinkney, Jerry The little red hen
Ransome, James E. Hopkinson, Deborah Sky Boys
Smith, Lane Smith, Lane John, Paul, George & Ben
     
Illustrator Author Winning Title
Jenkins, Steve Page, Robin Move
Pinkney, Brian Pinkney,Andrea Davis Peggony-po: A whale of a tale

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2006

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award session January 17, 2006. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services to Children, American Library Association Medal Committee. Twenty-one titles, each published in 2005, were considered. The original field was narrowed down to four. From these four titles, one was selected to be the winner with the other three declared honor books. This is a webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the classroom panel. All titles link to the AU Library catalog.
 

Author Illustrator Titles Considered
Agee, Jon Agee, Jon Terrific
Cooper,Elisha Cooper,Elisha A Good Night Walk
Esbaum, Jill Rex, Adam Ste-e-e-e-eamboat A-comin!
Edwards,Pamela Duncan Shanahan, Danny The Bus Ride That Changed History
Egielski,Richard Egielski,Richard Saint Francis and The Wolf
Hogg, Gary Wohnoutka, Mike Look What the Cat Dragged In!
Hubbard,Crystal DuBurke, Randy Catching The Moon
Jackson,Ellen Dillon, Leo & Diane Earth Mother
Lee, Spike Nelson, Kadir Please, Puppy, Please
Mayer, Marianna Bywaters, Lynn William Shakespeare's the Tempest
McDonald, Megan Tillotson,Katherine When the Library Lights Go Out
McNulty, Faith Kellogg, Steven If you decide to go to the moon
Ogburn,Jacqueline Priceman, Marjorie The Bake Shop Ghost
Pulver,Robin Arnold, Tedd Axle Annie and The Speed Grump
White, Linda Arms Carpenter, Nancy I Could Do That
Woodson, Jacqueline Talbott, Hudson Show Way
Yolen,Jane Halperin,Wendy Anderson Soft House
     
Author Illustrator Winning Title
Lee, Spike Nelson,Kadir Please, Puppy, Please
     
Author Illustrator Honor Book Title
Woodson, Jacqueline Talbott, Hudson Show Way

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2005

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award session September 6, 2005. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services to Children, American Library Association Medal Committee. Twenty-one titles, each published in 2005, were considered. The original field was narrowed down to four. From these four titles, two were selected as co-winners and a third and fourth declared honor books. This is a webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the classroom panel. All titles featured link to the AU Library Catalog.
 

Author Illustrator Titles Considered
Chambers, Veronica Maren, Julie Celia Criz, Queen of Salsa
Chin-Lee, Cynthia Halsey, Megan Amelia to Zora
Clinton, Catherine Evans, Shane Hold the Flag High
Cronin, Doreen Bliss,Harry Diary of a Spider
Ehlert, Lois Ehlert,Lois Leaf Man
Gordon, David Gordon,David The Three Little Rigs
Karas, G. Brian Karas, G. Brian On Earth
Katteman, Helen Collins, Matt The Great Cake Bake
Kinerk, Robert Gammell, Stephen Timothy Cox Will Not Change His Sox
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie McCully,Emily Arnold Nora's Ark
Krauss, Ruth Sendak, Maurice Bears
Kuskin, Karla Lewin, Betsy So What is it Like to be a Cat?
McGuinnes, Tracy McGuinness,Tracy Bad Cat Puts on His Hat
O'Connor, George O'Connor, George Ker-splash!
Palatini, Margie Moser, Barry The Three Silly Billies
Priceman, Marjorie Priceman, Marjorie Hot Air
Scieszka, Jon Smith,Lane Seen Art?
Sierra, Judy Sweet, Melissa Schoolyard Rhymes
Slonim, Davivd Slonim, David He Came With the Couch
St. George, Judith Hillenbrand, Will Journey of the One and Only Declartion of Independence
Zweibel, Alan Catrow,David Our Tree Named Steve
     
Author Illustrator Winning Title (tie)
Kinerk, Robert Gammell, Stephen Timothy Cox Will Not Change His Sox
Katteman, Helen Collins,Matt The Great Cake Bake
     
Author Illustrator Honor Book
St. George, Judith Hillenbrand, Will Journey of the One and Only Declartion of Independence

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2005

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award session January 18, 2005. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services to Children, American Library Association Medal Committee. Twenty titles, each published in 2004, were considered. The original field of twenty was narrowed down to four. From these four titles, two were selected as co-winners to win the award and a third and fourth declared honor books. This page is a webliography of books considered,illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the student panel. All titles featured link to the AU Library catalog.
 

Author Illustrator Titles Considered
Brett, Jan Brett,Jan The Umbrella
Cannon, Janell Cannon, Janell Pinduli
Carryl, Charles E. Santore, Charles The Camel's Lament: A Poem
Cole, Brock Cole, Brock Fair Monaco
Danziger, Paula Karas, G. Brian Barfburger Baby, I Was Here First
Dodds, Dayle Ann Dodds, Dayle Ann Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu
Emberley, Michael Emberley, Michael Ruby and the Sniffs
Gelman, Rita Golden Zelinsky,Paul O. Doodler Doodling
Grossman, Bill Hawkes, Kevin My Little Sister Hugged an Ape
Hamilton, Virginia Dillon, Leo and Diane The People Could Fly
Hesse, Karen Watson, Wendy The Cats in Krasinski Square
Jenkins Steve Jenkins, Steve Actual Size
Kimmel, Eric A. Huling,Phil Cactus Soup
Neubecker, Robert Neubecker,Robert Wow! City!
Richards, Chuck Richards, Chuck Jungle Gym Jitters
Sis, Peter Sis,Peter The Train of States
Wheeler, Lisa Siegel,Mark Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta
Woodson, Jacqueline Lewis, E.B. Coming On Home Soon
Young, Ed Young, Ed I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket
Zaunders, Bo Munro, Roxie Gargoyles, Girders and Glass Houses
     
Author Illustrator Winning Title (tie)
Kimmel, Eric A. Huling, Phil Cactus Soup
Richards, Chuck Richards, Chuck Jungle Gym Jitters
     
Author Illustrator Honor Books
Cannon, Janell Cannon, Janell Pinduli
Grossman, Bill Hawkes, Kevin My Little Sister Hugged an Ape

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2004

Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award session September 7, 2004. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services to Children, American Library Association Medal Committee. Sixteen titles, each published in 2004*, were considered. The original field of sixteen was narrowed down to five. From these five titles, one was selected to win the award and a second and third declared honor books. This is a webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the panel. All titles link to the AU Library Catalog.
 

Author Illustrator Titles Considered
Bates, Katharine Lee Chris Gall America The Beautiful
Bogan, Paulette Paulette Bogan Momma's Magical Purse
Brown, Margaret Wise Leo and Diane Dillon Where Have You Been?
Cooper, Elisha Cooper, Elisha Magic Thinks Big
Demas, Corinne Ard Hoyt Saying Goodbye to Lulu
Feiffer, Jules Jules Feiffer The Daddy Mountain
George, Lindsay Barrett Lindsay Barrett George Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse
Gulberson, Brenda Z. Steve Jenkins Rain, Rain, Rain Forest
Helquist, Brett Brett Helquist Roger, The Jolly Pirate
Hoberman, Mary Anne Michael Emberely You Read To Me, I'll Read To You
Johnson, Angela Loren Long I Dream of Trains*
Krosoczka, Jarrett Jarrett Krosoczka Max for President
Martin, Bill Lois Ehlert Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3
McHenry, E.B. E.B. McHenry Poodlena
Millen, C.M. Holly Meade Blue Bowl Down
Pearson, Tracey Campbell Tracey Campbell Pearson Myrtle
     
Author Illustrator Winner
Demas, Corinne Ard, Hoyt Saying Goodbye to Lulu
     
Author Illustrator Honor Books
Johnson, Angela Loren Long I Dream of Trains *
Bates, Katharine Lee Chris Gall America The Beautiful

 

*Title was published in 2003 and would not have been considered for the 2005 Caldecott Award.

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2004

Dr. Mary Rycik's Children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award session January 13, 2004. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services to Children, American Library Association Medal Committee. Twenty titles, each published in 2003, were considered. The original field of twenty were narrowed down to five. From these five titles, one was selected to win the award and a second and third declared honor books. This is a webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the panel.
 

Author Illustrator Titles Considered
Mary Jane & Herm Auch Mary Jane &Herm Auch Souperchicken
Romare Bearden Romare Bearden Li'l Dan The Drummer Boy
Deborah Chandra Brock Cole George Washington's Teeth
Lisa Broadie Cook Adam McCauley Martin MacGregor's Snowman
Demi Demi The Legend of Saint Nicholas
Tim Egan Tim Egan Serious Farm
Jeron Ashford Frame R. Gregory Christie Yesterday I Had the Blues
Robert Kinerk Steven Kellogg Clorinda
Bruce Koscielniak Bruce Koscielniak Joann Gutenberg &The Amazing Printing Press
S.D. Nelson S.D.Nelson The Star People: A Lakota story
Margie Palatini Henry Cole Bad Boys
Brian Pinkney Brian Pinkney Thumbelina
Melinda Long David Shannon How I Became A Pirate
Peggy Rathmann Peggy Rathmann The Day The Babies Crawled Away
Winfred Rembert Winfred Rembert Don't Hold Me Back
Peter H. Reynolds Peter H. Reynolds The Dot
Peter Sis Peter Sis The Tree of Life
William Steig William Steig CDC?
Rosemary Wells Richard Egielski The Small World of Binky Braverman
Willems, Mo Mo Willems Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
     
Author Illustrator Winning Title
Melinda Long David Shannon How I Became A Pirate
     
Author Illustrator Honor Titles
Peggy Rathmann Peggy Rathmann The Day The Babies Crawled Away
Robert Kinerk Steven Kellogg Clorinda

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2003

Dr. Mary Rycik's Children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award discussion August 26, 2003. Criteria and terms followed were those used by the Association for Library Services to Children, American Library Association Medal Committee. Twenty titles, each published in 2003, were considered. The original field of twenty was narrowed down to five. From these five titles, one was selected to win the award and a second and third declared honor books. This is a short webliography of books considered, illustrator web sites, and related children's literature links used by the panel. All titles featured here link to the AU Library catalog.
 

Author Illustrator Titles
William Anderson Dan Andreason River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain
Sandra Belton Benny Andrews Pictures for Miss Josie
Shutta Crum Paige Billin-Frye The House in the Meadow
Mike Downs David Gordon The Noisy Airplane Ride
Steve Goodman Michael McCurdy The Train They Call the City of New Orleans
Elaine Greenstein Elaine Greenstein Ice-cream Cones for Sale!
Thacher Hurd Thacher Hurd Moo Cow Kaboom!
Karin Ireland David Catrow Don't Take Your Snake for a Stroll
Daneil Kirk Daniel Kirk Jack and Jill
Kathryn Lasky Kevin Hawkes The Man Who Made Time Travel
Ted Lewin Ted Lewin Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu
Bill Martin Eric Carle Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Emily Arnold McCully Emily Arnold McCully Picnic
Tony Mitton Mary GrandPre Plum:Poems
Margie Palatini Howard Fine Broom Mates
Eric Rohmann Eric Rohmann Pumpkinhead
Christine Widman Pierr Morgan Cornfield Hide-and-Seek
Betty Ren Wright Ronald Himler The Blizzard
Arthur Yorinks Adrienne Yorinks Quack!
Harriet Ziefert Todd McKie Lunchtime for a Purple Snake
     
Author Illustrator Winner
Tony Mitton Mary GrandPre Plum: Poems
     
Author Illustrator Honor Books
Steve Goodman Michael McCurdy The Train They Call the City of New Orleans
Shutta Crum Paige Billin-Fry The House in The Meadow

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Spring 2003

Dr. Mary Rycik's Children's literature class held a Mock Caldecott Award panel January 14, 2003. Sixteen titles were considered; the original field of sixteen was voted to four. From the final four titles, one was selected to win the award and a second declared an honor book. All titles featured here link to the AU Library Catalog.
 

Author Illustrator Titles Considered
Bunting, Eve Bloom, Suzanne Girls A to Z
Bunting, Eve McCully, Emily Arnold Sing a Song of Piglets
Carter, Don Carter, Don Heaven's All-Star Jazz Band
Cummings, Pat Cummings, Pat Ananse and the Lizard
Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea, Olivier It's Snowing!
Fleming, Denise Fleming, Denise Alphabet Under Construction
Garland, Michael Garland, Michael The President and Mom's Apple Pie
Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai What Charlie Heard
Grimes, Nikki Lewis, E.B. Talkin'About Bessie
Jackson, Alison Tusa, Tricia The Ballad of Valentine
Katz, Susan Alley, R.W. Mrs. Brown on Exhibit
Root, Barry Root, Barry Gumbrella
Shaw, Maura Marchesi, Stephen Ten Amazing People
Shulman, Lisa Wolff, Ashley Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop
Smith, Linda Frazee, Maria Mrs.Biddlebox
Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Zathura: A Space Adventure
     
Author Illustrator Winner
Kimmel, Eric Cummings, Pat Ananse and the Lizard
     
Author Illustrator Honor Book
Shaw, Maura Marchesi, Stephen Ten Amazing People

 

 

 

Mock Caldecott Panel: Fall 2002

Dr. Mary Rycik's Children's liteature class held a Mock Caldecott panel session in September. Fifteen titles were originally considered and the original field narrowed to five. From these five titles, one was selected as the winner and a second title declared an honor book. All titles featured here link to the AU Library Catalog.
 

Author Illustrator Titles Considered
Catrow, David Catrow, David We the Kids
Doucet, Sharon Arms Cook, Scott Lapin Plays Possum
Ericsson, Jennifer Westcott, Nadine Bernard She Did It!
Fox, Mem Tusa, Tricia The Magic Hat
Gorbachev, Valeri Gorbachev, Valeri One Rainy Day
Hindley, Judy Bates, Ivan Do Like a Duck Does
Johnston, Tony Moser, Barry That Summer
Many, Paul Goto, Scott The Great Pancake Escape
McPhail, David McPhail, David Edward in the Jungle
Ryder, Joanne Kellogg, Steven Big Bear Ball
Sanderson, Ruth Sanderson, Ruth Cinderella
Stutson, Caroline Tillotson, Katherine Night Train
Young, Ed Young, Ed What About Me?
Wheeler, Lisa Goembel, Ponder Sailor Moo: cow at sea
Winnick, Karen B. Winnick, Karen B. Barn Sneeze
     
Author Illustrator Winner
Johnston, Tony Moser, Barry That Summer
     
Author Illustrator Honor
Wheeler, Lisa Goembel, Ponder Sailor Moo: Cow at Sea