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 2015 Mock Caldecott took place on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the William Hall Library in Cranston. Twelve participants voted in our mock election, including children's librarians and school library media specialists.
Aviary Wonders, Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual,written and illustrated by Kate Samworth
The Farmer and the Clown, written and illustrated by Marla Frazee
The 2015 Caldecott Medal will be awarded on Monday, February 2nd at 8:00 a.m. Central time during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition in Chicago. Watch the 2015 American Library Association Youth Media Awards presentation at 9:00 a.m.Eastern Time.