Mock Caldecott

The Rules are simple. Read one of the Mock Caldecott books, use the appropriate Google Form to vote based on the Caldecott criteria, and HAVE FUN!

Criteria – with help from

  1. How well is the art executed? (Basically, is this good art?)
  2. How does the art match the story? Is the style and medium a good fit for the tone and feeling of the storyline or theme? (In a nutshell, if it’s a happy, cheerful book, does the art reflect that, or if it’s a serious, sad book, does that art match that?)
  3. Is the art important to the story? (Do you get insight into the story, the characters, or additional details through the art that you wouldn’t get if you were just reading the text without any art?)
  4. Does it have a child audience in mind? The award isn’t for the most popular book, but it does need to have children as the primary audience.


Bear Came Along

The Bell Rang

A Big Bed for Little Snow

Carl and the Meaning of Life

Daniel’s Good Day

Double Bass Blues

Elvis Is King

Field Trip to the Moon

The Fisherman and the Whale


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

The Full House and The Empty House

Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story

Going Down Home With Daddy

Good Boy

Hey, Water!

The Little Guys

My Heart

My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born

Roar, Like a Dandelion


Sea Bear: a Journey of Survival

A Stone Sat Still


Two Brothers Four Hands

The Undefeated

Vamos! Lets Go to the Market

What is Given From the Heart


You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks

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