Speculations and predictions

‘Tis the time for best of the year lists, for looking back on 2012 and making predictions on what book might win the coveted Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. On Saturday, January 26 there will be a Mock Caldecott Discussion featuring some of these books — on the very same weekend that the actual committee will be debating and choosing the winner. We’ll discuss the contenders using the actual Caldecott criteria and process.

What books are we thinking of? Check out the library’s Pinterest Board, Caldecott Contenders 2013.  Staff favorites include:

One Cool Friend, with illustrations by David Small


More, with illustrations by Brian Lies

A Home for Bird, with illustrations by Philip C. Stead

Extra Yarn, Illustrated by Jon Klassen


and we are continuing to add more favorites of the year — so tell us yours!


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