Deschutes Public Library Mock Caldecott 2014

Voting has ended.

The winner of the Deschutes Public Library's Mock Caldecott 2014 was Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker. There were two honor books, Mr. Wuffles, illustrated by David Wiesner, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, written and illustrated by Peter Brown.

The American Library Association announced the real Caldecott Medal winner on January 27th, from their conference in Philadelphia. The Caldecott Medal went to Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca. There are three honor books, Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle; Mr. Wuffles, illustrated by David Wiesner, and Journey, illustrated by Aaron Becker.

Each year the American Library Association awards the Caldecott Medal to the “most distinguished” illustrations in a children’s book. We invite you to help select the 2014 Mock Caldecott recipient for central Oregon.

Below are the candidates we think are worth considering. Look for a set of the titles to review at the library, or check out other copies to review at home. Please consider the criteria for a Caldecott Medal and leave your comments. You can vote for your favorite online or at your library January 15-21, 2014. We’ll announce the Mock Caldecott on January 22; the real award will be announced January 27.

If you would you like a librarian to visit your book club or classroom to explain the Caldecott and introduce this year’s candidates please contact Heather McNeil, Youth Services Manager, at, or 541-617-7099.

For more information about the Caldecott Medal go to

Click a book cover for more information or to request a copy. Scroll to the bottom of the page to leave your comments.

Cover Image Journey
Becker, Aaron, 1974- illustrator.

Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.

Cover Image On a Beam of Light : A Story of Albert Einstein
Berne, Jennifer.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2013.

"From a boy endlessly distracted by the wonder of the world, Albert Einstein grew into a man who would embody genius, and would shine a profound light on our understanding of our universe"--P. [2] of cover.

Cover Image Inside Outside
Boyd, Lizi, 1953-

In this story without words, a boy and his dog play inside and outside of their home.

Cover Image Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Brown, Peter
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 20130903

Cover Image Locomotive
Floca, Brian.

Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.

Cover Image Flora and the Flamingo
Idle, Molly Schaar.
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, c2013.

In this wordless book, a friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.

Cover Image Mr. Wuffles!
Wiesner, David.

"Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs"--Provided by publisher.

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Last modified on Monday, January 27, 2014