Have you ever wanted to award a prize to your new favorite book? Here’s your chance!
Voting in the Iowa City Public Library’s Mock Caldecott Award begins Tuesday, November 1. The public is invited to cast their votes for their five favorite picture books out of 15 titles nominated by ICPL’s Children’s Room librarians. The titles include:
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek
A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Hand in Hand by Rosemary Wells
Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole
Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
Home at Last by Vera B. Williams and Chris Raschka
Have you Seen Elephant? by David Barrow
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled by Lynne Rae Perkins
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards and Brian Karas
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan
Voters will be asked to rank their choice, 1 through 5, and adhere to the one vote per person policy. The title with the most No. 1 votes will win ICPL’s Mock Caldecott Award.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year. Named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott, the first medal was awarded in 1933.
The 2017 Caldecott winner will be announced in January. ICPL will announce its Mock Caldecott winner on January 3.
For more information about the Caldecott Award, visit www.ala.org. For more information about ICPL’s Mock Caldecott Award, contact the Library at 319-356-5200.