Julie Hakim Azzam, Kitty Flynn, and Martha V. Parravano

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More BIG news

No, this isn't the Robin Smith Picture Book Prize announcement that we promised on Monday (that's coming on Friday). We wanted to follow up on our YMA announcement post to scream from the rooftops the fact that Vashti Harrison, illustrator of Caldecott Medal winner Big, is the first Black woman to win...

The 2024 Caldecott Announcement

What an exciting morning it was! Calling Caldecott was tuned into the livestream, with morning coffee and popcorn. The Real Committee selected one winner and four honor books. The winner of the 2024 Caldecott Medal is Big, written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison, published by Little, Brown and Company. The Caldecott honor...

It's That Time Again!

We're almost there! This weekend the Real Caldecott Committee gathers in Baltimore to advocate, discuss, listen, compromise — and then do it all over again and again, until the winner and honor book(s) are chosen.   Before we get caught up in the excitement of The Big Announcement, however, we want...

Results of the 2024 Calling Caldecott Mock Vote

The votes are in!! The results of the 2024 Calling Caldecott Mock Vote yielded a winner and two honor books. Big, written and illustrated by Vashti Harrison, is the winner. The two honor books are: There Was a Party for Langston, written by Jason Reynolds and illustrated by Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett Pumphrey, and An...

Books We Missed

Calling Caldecott's mock vote opens tomorrow, and we're excited to see what you, our readers, will vote for. Please come on back to the blog tomorrow to vote for your top choices.  In the meantime, we're taking stock of the books that we wished we had time to include in...

Welcome back!

As you can see from the byline, it's a new season here at Calling Caldecott, in more ways than one. Yes, we will have three co-authors this year! with Julie Hakim Azzam and Kitty Flynn joining the CC team.  Julie has been a Horn Book contributor (to the magazine and the...

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