Mock Caldecott 2020

Mock Caldecott season is upon us. Here you will find the ten titles selected for our community's Mock Caldecott by ICPL and ICCSD librarians. Voting will run from December 23rd-January 23rd, we will announce ICPL's winner and honor titles on Friday, January 24th. Happy reading and voting everyone!


Christian Robinson

jE Robinson
Picture Books

"A young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world"--

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Follow a young girl as she travels from one reality to another, and another, and another, or does she? Innovative, wordless and pure fun!
- Casey


Hayley Barrett

jE Barrett
Picture Books

My heart

Corinna Luyken

jE Luyken
Picture Books

"From moments of great joy and exuberance to necessary times of quiet contemplation, your heart is your guide"--

Nine months : before a baby is born

Miranda Paul

jE Paul
Kids, Health, Nonfiction

"As a baby grows in her mother's tummy, a soon-to-be big sister and her family spend nine months preparing for the newest member of the family to arrive."--

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A beautifully written story following a family of three as they prepare for another child, featuring life-size illustrations that highlight fetal development through each month of pregnancy. Backmatter includes tons of information for older readers to peruse, making this a perfect book for sharing with siblings awaiting a familial addition or children curious about where babies come from.
- Casey


Elisha Cooper

jE Cooper
Picture Books

A woman in a canoe takes the reader on a journey down the Hudson River, from its source, a lake in the Adirondack Mountains, to the point where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. Includes a note on the history of the Hudson River.


Oge Mora

jE Mora
Picture Books

When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.


Jen Wang

Graphic Novels


Jonah Winter

jBIOGRAPHY Marshall, Thurgood
Picture Books

"Before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr., before the civil rights movement there was Thurgood, fighting for African Americans - and winning. Here is the powerful story of the trailblazer who proved that separate is not equal." --Provided by Publisher.

The undefeated

Kwame Alexander

jE Alexander
Kids, History

"The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree"--

You are home : an ode to the National Parks

Evan Turk

jE Turk
Picture Books

"[A]uthor and illustrator Evan Turk showcases the beauty and importance of the National Parks in this gorgeous picture book that takes readers on an amazing tour across the United States. In simple, soaring language and breathtaking art, acclaimed author-illustrator Evan Turk has created a stirring ode to nature and nation. From the rugged coast of Maine to the fiery volcanoes of Hawaii, You Are Home reminds us that every animal, plant, and person helps make this land a brilliant, beautiful sanctuary of life." --