Special Event - Mock Caldecott 2018 (Corte Madera)

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

Tickets: $20 per person


What is a Mock Caldecott?

The Caldecott Medal is the most important award given to illustrated children’s books, and is awarded each year by the American Library Association. This afternoon of wine and discussion will cover the criteria by which the Caldecott committee judges books for this prestigious award, and offers a fun, hands-on experience as we discuss and vote on some of the year’s best illustrated books.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE (not counting your moderator)!

Attendees must complete the reading ahead of time.

Reading list:

(Click here for Caldecott Terms and Criteria)

  1. Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper
  2. The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
  3. Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
  4. Muddy by Michael Mahin, illustrated by Evan Turk
  5. Out of Wonder by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
  6. Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say
  7. Spinning by Tillie Walden
  8. Why Am I Me by Paige Britt, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
  9. Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
  10. The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Big Cat, Little Cat Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626723719
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 14th, 2017

A 2018 Caldecott Honor book

There was a cat
who lived alone.
Until the day
a new cat came . . .

And so a story of friendship begins, following the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn't come back.

The Book of Mistakes Cover Image
By Corinna Luyken, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735227927
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

Zoom meets Beautiful Oops in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspiration

One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake.
The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.

Grand Canyon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596439504
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 21st, 2017

Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon.

Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Cover Image
By Michael Mahin, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481443494
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

An Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winner
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner

A picture book celebration of the indomitable Muddy Waters, a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would become rock and roll.

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763680947
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 14th, 2017

The 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner

A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree's New York Times best-selling ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.

Silent Days, Silent Dreams Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545927611
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 31st, 2017

James Castle was born two months premature on September 25, 1899, on a farm in Garden Valley, Idaho. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read, or use sign language.

Spinning Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626729407
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Published: First Second - September 12th, 2017

Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir Spinning captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.

It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.

Why Am I Me? Cover Image
By Paige Britt, Selina Alko (Illustrator), Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338053142
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 29th, 2017

Presented as a thoughtful, poetic exchange between two characters -- who don't realize they are thinking and asking the very same questions -- this beautiful celebration of our humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we.

Wolf in the Snow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250076366
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 3rd, 2017

Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal

A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763677541
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 10th, 2017

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.