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 selected15 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 art 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.)

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


Participation and Voting Information

Our voting will take place in January, prior to the Caldecott Award announcement at the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards on January 30, 2023. To participate in voting, we require the complete Mock Caldecott set or partial set (10+ books) be purchased from Anderson’s. Special discounts apply.  Contact Lorie Barber, lorie.barber@andersonsbookshop.com, for more info!

To place your Mock Newbery order, you can create your order by adding your titles to your cart, then contact:

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

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

The Great Zapfino By Mac Barnett, Marla Frazee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534411548
Availability: In Stock
Published: Beach Lane Books - April 5th, 2022

Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316528948
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky By Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Daniel Minter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984894366
Availability: In Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

I Am Ruby Bridges By Ruby Bridges, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruby Bridges, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338753882
Availability: In Stock
Published: Orchard Books - September 6th, 2022

Isla to Island By Alexis Castellanos, Alexis Castellanos (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534469235
Availability: In Stock
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

Patchwork By Matt de la Peña, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984813961
Availability: In Stock
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

Berry Song By Michaela Goade Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316494175
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2022

Big and Small and In-Between By Carter Higgins, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452166506
Availability: In Stock
Published: Chronicle Books - April 12th, 2022

Witch Hazel By Molly Idle Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316541138
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

Calling the Wind: A Story of Healing and Hope By Trudy Ludwig, Kathryn Otoshi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Trudy Ludwig, Kathryn Otoshi (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593426401
Availability: In Stock
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022

Kick Push By Frank Morrison, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frank Morrison, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547605927
Availability: In Stock
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 19th, 2022

The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense By Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763694340
Availability: In Stock
Published: Candlewick - October 5th, 2022

To Change a Planet By Christina Soontornvat, Rahele Jomepour Bell (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338628616
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scholastic Press - August 2nd, 2022

Maya’s Song By Renée Watson, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062871589
Availability: In Stock
Published: HarperCollins - September 20th, 2022

The Year We Learned to Fly By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399545535
Availability: In Stock
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 4th, 2022