Mock Caldecott

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The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Our expert children's literature team has selected 15 of the best in illustrated picture books this year.

For the Mock Caldecott, we have created a unit plan and resources to guide you in sharing the joy of picture books and literary analysis with your students. Once you have purchased your Mock Newbery set (details below), you will receive an email with PDFs of the plan and all resource materials. Questions? Contact Lorie Barber at lorie.barber@andersonsbookshop.com or 630-355-2665 (Tues.- Fri.)


Participation and Voting Information

To participate and vote in Anderson's Bookshops Mock Caldecott program, we require the complete mock set or partial set (10+ books) be purchased from Anderson’s. Special discounts apply. To place your Mock Caldecott order, please contact:

Naperville
Anne Waite
a.waite@andersonsbookshop.com 
(630) 355-2665

Downers Grove 
Kathleen March
kathleen.march@andersonsbookshop.com
(630) 963-2665

Voting steps:

  1. Once you've got your set, plan your time for your reading analysis unit using your Mock Caldecott set. Your unit should be done right before or after winter break.
  2. Voting forms will be coming to you immediately after winter break. You'll make a copy of the form and share it with your students.
  3. Once your votes are in, share the spreadsheet with the results with Lorie Barber (lorie.barber@andersonsbookshop.com). I will need your sheet no later than Thursday, January 18, 2024.
  4. Anderson's Mock Caldecott winner and honors will be announced the following day, Friday, January 19!

The official Mock Caldecott winner and honors will be announced Monday, January 22, 2024 at 8:00am ET during the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards.

Scroll down to see the list of our Mock Caldecott titles!

The Tree and the River By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536223293
Availability: In Stock
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2023

In the Night Garden By Carin Berger Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823449866
Availability: In Stock
Published: Neal Porter Books - July 4th, 2023

An American Story (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner) By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316473125
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2023

Small Places, Close to Home: A Child's Declaration of Rights: Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights By Deborah Hopkinson, Kate Gardiner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Deborah Hopkinson, Kate Gardiner (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063092587
Availability: In Stock
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 3rd, 2023

Remember By Joy Harjo, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593484845
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Studio - March 21st, 2023

Big (Caldecott Medal Winner & Coretta Scott King Honor Title) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316353229
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2023

In the Dark By Kate Hoefler, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Hoefler, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593372838
Availability: In Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2023

Once Upon a Book By Grace Lin, Kate Messner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316541077
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2023

Nell Plants a Tree By Anne Wynter, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anne Wynter, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062865779
Availability: In Stock
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 31st, 2023

My Powerful Hair By Carole Lindstrom, Steph Littlebird (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419759437
Availability: In Stock
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 21st, 2023

There Was a Party for Langston By Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator), Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey (Illustrator), Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534439443
Availability: In Stock
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 3rd, 2023

Stickler Loves the World By Lane Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593649831
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Studio - August 22nd, 2023

Little Land By Diana Sudyka Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316301763
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2023

The Artist By Ed Vere Cover Image
By Ed Vere
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525580874
Availability: In Stock
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

Every Dreaming Creature By Brendan Wenzel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316512534
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2023