The annual SCLS Mock Caldecott Discussion and Vote provides the opportunity to spend time evaluating some of the many picture books which have been published in 2020. Despite the challenges presented by this year and the unknown of the coming months, we will be holding our Mock Caldecott Discussion! As SCLS-YS works to determine the best format for this year’s discussion, keep an eye out for updates that may include small changes to the time, likely no more than plus or minus 30 minutes in either direction.
The criteria for the Caldecott Medal will provide the framework for our discussion. Read the criteria carefully and apply it to your personal study and evaluation of the illustrations for all books. Please come prepared to make thoughtful contributions to the discussion of each title. There are 12 titles on this year’s list. While the exact format is not yet set, there will be a brief introduction, a discussion of all titles (using breakout rooms if there are enough of us), then a vote using Google forms.
Please let us know in advance if you will need any special accommodations.
Titles for Discussion: Mock Caldecott 2021
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Brantley Newton, Vanessa Just Like Me Illus. by the author
John, Jory The Great Eggscape Illus. by Pete Oswald
Lê, Minh Lift Illus. by Dan Santat
Lindstrom, Carole We Are Water Protectors Illus. by Michaela Goade
Marcero, Deborah In A Jar Illus. by the author
Robinson, Christian You Matter Illus. by the author
Stutzman, Jonathan Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark Illus. by Jay Fleck
Underwood, Deborah Outside In Illus. by Cindy Derby
Zolotow, Charlotte In My Garden Illus. by Philip Stead