[kids-lib] 2011 OLA/WLA Mock Caldecott Announcement

Rick Samuelson ricks at wccls.org
Mon Dec 13 13:28:41 PST 2010

Hi gang!


It is with great joy that I would like to announce the results of the 2011 Oregon Library Association/Washington Library Association Mock Caldecott Award!


Mock Caldecott Award - 

City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, Illustrated by Jon J. Muth


Mock Caldecott Honor Books - 

Art & Max by David Wiesner

Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith, Jr., Illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson


The 2011 Mock Caldecott Workshop was held at the Multnomah County Library's Central Library (Portland, Oregon) this past Saturday.  Over 40 librarians, authors, illustrators, and educators from across Oregon and Washington came to learn about the Caldecott Award and select a local mock winner.  


Attendees were introduced to the Caldecott process by 2010 Caldecott Committee member Suzanne Harold.  Barbara Head, another librarian with Multnomah County Library, provided participants with an overview of Visual Thinking Strategies, a method of inquiry used for looking at picture books.  Following a crash course in judging the art of picture books vis-à-vis the ALA Caldecott criteria, participants broke into small groups and discussed a list of potential 2011 Caldecott contenders.


After a day filled with "all things picture book", participants took part in a balloting process similar to the actual process used to select the real Caldecott Award.


OLA and WLA organizers would like to thank Multnomah County Library and its librarians for presenting a wonderful workshop!


I apologize for any cross-posting.

Rick Samuelson, Youth Services Librarian
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
111 NE Lincoln, MS 58A
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 648-9809 5#
ricks at wccls.org 

"The clever men at Oxford
Know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much
As intelligent Mr Toad!"
-Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows


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