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The Randolph Caldecott Award is an annual award that is given to the best picture book published in the preceding year. The award is given specifically to the illustrator as it is an award that celebrates the pictures, and not just the words. 

Every year the second grade classes participate in a Mock Caldecott. Students come together as an acting committee, look at about twenty picture books, select one winner and two to three honor books; previously known as runner ups.

Here's what students are looking for when selecting a winner; 

  • Illustrations that are well done

  • Illustrations that match the mood and theme of the story

  • Illustrations that  are important to understanding the story

  • Illustrations that make children want to pick up the book and read it!


This Year's Mock Caldecott Winner

This Year's Caldecott Winner and Honor Books