Next month, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, will be announcing its selections for various awards. One of the awards is the Caldecott Medal, the award for the best picture book for children. Eligible books must be published in the United States the previous year by an illustrator who is a citizen or resident of the United States. There's a range of criteria
that is considered.
What does this have to do with you? Well, we offer a program for adults who are interested in children's picture books. Children's librarians of the Allen County Public Library have selected picture books that were published in 2016 to consider for our own 2017 ACPL Mock Caldecott Election
. Our entire list is available on our ACPL Mock Caldecott Pinterest page
. This list has been narrowed down a bit and is listed below. Stop into the Children’s Services Department to see these books before the program.
So, if you enjoy art and children's literature and you’re free Saturday, January 14, from 9 am to 1 pm, register
to join the fun.
The Airport Book Among a Thousand Fireflies Are We There Yet? Before Morning Bloom The Cat from Hunger Mountain Come Home, Angus Cricket Song Daniel Finds a Poem The Dead Bird Du Iz Tak? Fearless Flyer Flora and the Peacocks Freedom in Congo Square Freedom over Me Horrible Bear! I Am Pan Ideas Are All Around Jazz Day Lift Your Light a Little Higher Little Penguins Lucy March, Book 3 Maybe Something Beautiful Miracle Man Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea The Night Gardener Old MacDonald Had a Truck A Poem for Peter The Princess and the Warrior Radiant Child Real Cowboys Return Samson in the Snow School's First Day of School The Secret Subway Snow White The Sound of Silence Spot, the Cat Steamboat School The Storyteller Swap! Their Great Gift There is a Tribe of Kids They All Saw a Cat This is Not a Picture Book! Thunder Boy Jr. The Tree in the Courtyard Twenty Yawns The Typewriter The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles We Found a Hat The Whale What to Do with a Box