Join us for our second annual Mock CaldeNott discussion on Thursday, January 15, 2015! Once again we’ll investigate a collection of extraordinary picture books from the previous year, using the Caldecott terms and criteria as our guide to illustrative excellence. The special component of our experience is that we’re looking at books that are ineligible for the actual Caldecott Medal due to their international provenance. It’s extra-informative and super-fun. You should really come.
Beginning at 5:00pm we’ll have an opportunity to review the picture books in contention (with light refreshments). Indeed, all of the books are currently available for preview in the Butler Center at any time (any time we’re open, anyway).
Our formal deliberations will begin at 7:00pm. Woohoo.
Here are the books we’re looking at:
Two Tough Crocs by David Bedford, illustrated by Tom Jellett, Holiday House, 2014
Fox’s Garden by Princesse Camcam, Enchanted Lion, 2014
Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Emily Sutton, Candlewick, 2014
Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton, Candlewick, 2014
Anna’s Heaven by Stian Hole, Eerdmans, 2014
Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland, illustrated by Elly MacKay, HMH, 2014
The Dinner that Cooked Itself by J.C. Hsyu and Kenard Pak, Flying Eye Books, 2014
Mr. Brown’s Fantastic Hat by Ayano Imai, minedition, 2014
Midnight Library by Kazuno Kahara, Roaring Brook Press, 2014
Moví la mano / I Moved My Hand by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Mandana Sadat, Groundwood Books, 2014
Children Growing Up in War by Jenny Matthews, Candlewick, 2014
At the Same Moment Around the World by Clotilde Perrin, Chronicle, 2014
Jim Curious by Matthias Picard, Abrams, 2014
The Mouse Mansion by Karina Schaapman, Dial, 2014
The Memory of an Elephant by Sophie Strady, illustrated by Jean-François Martin, Chronicle, 2014
Rules of Summer by Sean Tan, Scholastic, 2015
Goal! by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Caio Vilela, Henry Holt, 2014
The Big Book of Slumber by Giovanna Zoboli, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani, Eerdmans, 2014