Special Event - The Mock Caldecotts (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 3:30pm

Tickets: $10

Registration is now closed.*

The Caldecott Medal is the most important award given to illustrated children’s books, and is awarded each year by the American Library Association. But why should librarians have all the fun?

This afternoon of discussion will cover the criteria by which the Caldecott committee judges books for this prestigious award. But more importantly, we will have a fun, hands-on experience as we discuss and vote on some of the year’s best illustrated books. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Please note this event is for grownups!

Our kidlit specialists have chosen 12 finalists; attendees must complete the reading ahead of time:

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
A House That Once Was Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626723146
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 1st, 2018

A New York Times Best Illustrated book!
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of 2018

“Accompanied by Lane's evocative art that suggests layers of history, Fogliano's story turns this childhood scenario into a radiant poem about the mysteries of other people and the wonderfulness of home.” —New York Times

Hello Lighthouse Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316362382
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

A beloved picture book from two-time Caldecott Medal award-winner Sophie Blackall that transports readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!

Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around.

They Say Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419728518
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018

A 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award Winner and A 2018 Parent's Choice Picture Book Gold Award Winner!

In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her.

The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626723634
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Dreamers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823440559
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.
Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain Cover Image
By Cheryl Bardoe, Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316278201
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.

A 2019 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award Honoree

NPR Best Books of the Year, New York Times Notable Children's Book, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

The Stuff of Stars Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763678838
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

The 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner

In an astonishing unfurling of our universe, Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer and Caldecott Honor winner Ekua Holmes celebrate the birth of every child.

Baby Monkey, Private Eye Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338180619
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

A New York Times Bestselling Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
Parents Magazine Best Early Reader of the Year

"A marvel." --The New York Times
"Inventive... fabulously expressive..." --San Francisco Chronicle

Who is Baby Monkey?

He is a baby.

Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
ISBN: 9781484767603
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature!

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735230378
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2018

A classic in the making, this heartwarming story about empathy and imagination is one that families will treasure for years to come.

Adrian Simcox tells anyone who will listen that he has a horse--the best and most beautiful horse anywhere.