‘Tis the (Book Awards) Season

Back by popular demand—the BCLC Mock CaldeNott Awards. After the fanfare of the Youth Media Awards in January, let’s chat about some of the truly fabulous books published abroad or by non-US illustrators that are sadly left out of the Caldecott conversation. We’ll use the official Caldecott terms and criteria to evaluate picture books ineligible for the actual award, due to their foreign provenance, and pick a winner. Won’t you join us?

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 1-4pm

1-2:00: Books and snacks

2-3:30: Discussion

3:30-4: Voting

Where: Butler Children’s Literature Center, Crown 214

RSVP to butler@dom.edu by January 29th to save your seat.


2019 Books for Consideration

Angryman by Gro Dahle, illustrated by Svein Nyhus (Norway) NorthSouth

A Visit to Grandad: An African ABC by Sade Fadipe, illustrated by Shedrach Ayalomeh (Nigeria) Cassava Republic Press

Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed, illustrated by Anoosha Syed (Canada) Simon & Schuster

Birdsong by Julie Flett (Canada/Cree-Metis tribal affiliation) Greystone Kids

Hicotea: A Nightlights Story by Lorena Alvarez (Colombia) Nobrow

The Moose of Ewenki by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, illustrated by Jui (China) Greystone Kids

My Cat Looks Like My Dad by Thao Lam (Canada) Owlkids

The Piano Recital by Akiko Miyakoshi (Japan) Kids Can Press

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe (Canada) Simon & Schuster

Small in the City by Sydney Smith (Canada) Neal Porter Books

Stormy: A Story about Finding a Forever Home by Guojing (China) Schwartz & Wade

Sweet Dreamers by Isabelle Simler (France) Eerdmans

Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi (Iran) Sourcebooks

Unbudgeable Curmudgeon by Matthew Burgess, illustrated by Fiona Woodcock (UK) Knopf