Celebrate 75:  A Mock Caldecott

Deschutes Public Library customers and staff had it right. The Caldecott Medal was announced January 28 at the American Library Association Conference in Seattle, and the winner is the same that was selected for our Mock Caldecott—This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen.


Deschutes Public Library is proud to announce the results of their first public Mock Caldecott Medal election.

The recipient of the 2013 Deschutes Mock Caldecott is This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.

The Mock Caldecott Honors (runners-up) go to Z Is for Moose, written by Kelly Bingham and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, and And Then It’s Spring, written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead.

The official Caldecott Medal will be announced at the American Library Association Conference on January 28 in Seattle at 8 a.m. Go to www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/presskits/youthmediaawards/alayouthmediaawards for the link to watch a live webcast of the announcement.


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For 75 years the American Library Association has been awarding the Caldecott Medal to the most distinguished picture book of the year. Now it's your chance to "Celebrate 75” and to choose the one you think should win.

There will be discussions on line of the best reviewed books, workshops at each library about the criteria for the award, and a chance to vote in January for Deschutes County's Mock Caldecott.



The Caldecott Award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The 75th Anniversary illustration and logo copyright © 2012 by Brian Selznick. Used with permission of ALSC/ALA.

Visit the Association for Library Service to Children website for more information about the Caldecott Medal criteria and process.



Click a book cover for more information, to request a copy, and to leave your comments.

Based on feedback and reviews, the following titles are the nominees for Deschutes Public Library’s 2013 Mock Caldecott. A set of all the books is available at each of our libraries for you to review. Please vote for your favorite either online or at the library between January 14-20.

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