Each winter 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 Mock Caldecott program uses the criteria set forth by the award and the balloting system follows that of the real Caldecott Committee.
Mock Caldecott Discussion and Voting Reading List
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Greenville Public Library
The Caldecott, as well as the prestigious Newbery, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Award winners, will be announced on Monday, February 12 at 8:00 a.m. ET at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Watch the awards live via the ALA Youth Media Awards webcast.