Welcome to Year Two of Calling Caldecott, talking about this year’s picture books — what can win, what will win, what should win.
Last year we started with a list so we’ll do the same this year. What follows is a list of picture books that have been starred in more than one journal or that one of us especially wants to talk about.
- And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead
- Bear has a Story to Tell by Phillip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead
- Chloe by Peter McCarty
- Extra Yarn Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen
- Goldilocks and the three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
- Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
- Hello, Hello by Matt Cordell (or Cordell’s Another Brother)
- Home for Bird by Phillip C. Stead
- Insomniacs by Karina Wolf, illus. by the Brothers Hilts
- Life in the Ocean by Claire A. Nivola
- Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Mônica Carnesi
- Machines Go to Work in the City by William Low
- Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten by Hyewon Yum
- Mousterpiece by Jane Breskin Zalben
- The Obstinate Pen, by Frank W. Dormer
- Ocean Sunlight by Penny Chisholm and Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
- Penny and her Song by Kevin Henkes
- Step Gently Out by Helen Frost, photographs by Rick Lieder
- This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
- Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky
Please use the comments to tell us which books you think are award-worthy — and what other books we should be talking about. And remember that there are still four more months of books we haven’t seen yet, so this is just a start.
Now… Let the discussion begin!