Mock Caldecott 2015

It is time for our now Annual Mock Caldecott! We had so much fun last year that we are doing it again. I’m still a teeny bit sad Mr. Tiger Goes Wild didn’t win last year but have started to appreciate Locomotive’s merits and can see why the Caldecott committee chose it. This year we have a whole new crop of books to be excited about. I have to admit I’m not sure yet what my choice will be so don’t ask. Besides, I wouldn’t tell you anyway! So here we go… for your consideration:

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Here is a playlist of some of the book Trailers for our Mock Caldecott entries.


  1. A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream by Kristy Dempsey illustrated by Floyd Cooper
  2. Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson
  3. Creature Features: 25 animals explain why they look the way they do by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
  4. Emily’s Blue Period by Cathleen Daly illustrated by Lisa Brown
  5. Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
  6. Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi & Bethany Hegedus illustrated by Evan Turk
  7. Gravity by Jason Chin
  8. Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray illustrated by Kenard Pak
  9. Ivan the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  10. Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hurby Powell illustrated by Christian Robinson
  11. Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea illustrated by Lane Smith
  12. Maple by Lori Nichols
  13. My Teacher is a Monster! No, I am Not! by Peter Brown
  14. Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo
  15. Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy
  16. Once Upon an Alphabet: short stories for all the letters by Oliver Jeffers
  17. Quest by Aaron Becker
  18. Remy and Lulu by Kevin Hawkes by Hannah Harrison
  19. Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen
  20. Sparky! by Jenny Offill & Chris Appelhans
  21. The Adventures of Beekle: the unimaginary friend by Dan Santat
  22. The Farmer and the Clown by Maria Frazee
  23. The Right Word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  24. The Trouble Maker by Lauren Castillo
  25. Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
  26. Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales


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