Virtual Class: Mock Caldecott (via Zoom)

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, January 24 • 2:00-4:00pm PT • $20 • Led by Melissa Manlove
Class size limited to 24 • This event is for adults • Zoom meeting ID and password will be provided upon registration

What is a Mock Caldecott?

The Caldecott Medal is the most important award given to illustrated children’s books, presented each year by the American Library Association. This afternoon of discussion (held in small groups in Zoom breakout rooms) 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 24 PEOPLE • PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS FOR ADULTS

Attendees must complete the reading ahead of time. The reading list is:

  1. The Bear and the Moon (Cátia Chien)
  2. The Blue House (Phoebe Wahl)
  3. Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks (Cozbi A. Cabrera)
  4. The Farmer and the Monkey (Marla Frazee)
  5. In the City (Chris Raschka)
  6. In the Half Room (Carson Ellis)
  7. Julián at the Wedding (Jessica Love)
  8. The Little Mermaid (Jerry Pinkney)
  9. My Best Friend (Jillian Tamaki)
  10. Prairie Days (Micha Archer)
  11. ¡VAMOS! Let’s Go Eat (Raúl the Third)
  12. You Matter (Christian Robinson)
  13. ALSO READ: The Caldecott Terms and Criteria

All books will be available for purchase at Book Passage.  

Melissa Manlove is a Senior Editor at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. She has been with Chronicle for 16 years. Her acquisitions encompass picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, graphic novels, and novels in verse. When acquiring, she looks for fresh takes on familiar topics as well as the new and unusual. An effective approach and strong, graceful writing are important to her. She has 20 years of children’s bookselling experience.

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The Bear and the Moon Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Catia Chien (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452171913
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 29th, 2020

The Blue House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984893369
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734113
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

The Farmer and the Monkey (The Farmer Books) Cover Image
By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534446199
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 22nd, 2020

In the City Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481486279
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - September 29th, 2020

In the Half Room Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536214567
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

Julián at the Wedding Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212389
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

The Little Mermaid Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316440318
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

My Best Friend Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534427228
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Days Cover Image
By Patricia MacLachlan, Micha Archer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442441910
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - May 26th, 2020

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

You Matter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020