2016 Caldecott Award Hopefuls

The Youth Media awards are early this year, and I’m just not ready! Last year I used all of January 2015 to read books that were on mock award lists. This year the announcement is on January 11!

I found some of the titles on this list of Caldecott hopefuls while scrounging around library websites, blogs, and journals to see what books are getting the “Buzz.” Some of them are suggestions from other librarians at Mackin. And a few are some of my favorites that might not be getting a lot of award talk, but I would be delighted if any one of them were to receive such an honor—whether a sticker placed on the book or to see them placed on a Notables list.

Any titles you think I should have included? Let me know in the Comments!

And if you want to check out some candidates for Newbery and Printz awards, take a peek at my Connext blog post.

 Boats for PapaDrum Dream GirlFinding WinnieFloatFlop to the TopFlutter & Hum

Boats for Papa by Jessica Bagley. 9781626720398. 2015. Gr PK-2.

Drum Dream Girl : How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, ill. by Rafael Lopez. 9780544102293. 2015. Gr PK-3.

Finding Winnie : The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, ill. by Sophie Blackall. 9780316324908. 2015. Gr K-3.

Float by Daniel Miyares. 9781481415248. 2015. Gr PK-2.

Flop to the Top! (Toon) by Eleanor Davis, ill. by Drew Weing. 9781935179894. 2015. Gr PK-1.

Flutter & Hum : Animal Poems = Aleto y Zumbido : Poemas de Animales by Julie Paschkis. 9781627791038. 2015. Gr K-2.

Goodnight, Good DogGordon ParksLast Stop on Market StreetLenny & LucyMy Pen

Goodnight, Good Dog by Mary Lyn Ray, ill. by Rebecca Malone. 9780544286122. 2015. Gr PK-2.

Gordon Parks : How the Photographer Captured Black and White by Carole Boston Weatherford, ill. by Jamey Christoph. 9780807530177. 2015. Gr K-3.

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, ill. by Christian Robinson. 9780399257742. 2015. Gr PK-1.

Lenny & Lucy by Philip C. Stead, ill. by Erin E. Stead. 9781596439320. 2015. Gr PK-2.

My Pen by Christopher Myers. 9781423103714. 2015. Gr PK-3.

Night WorldSupertruckWaitWaitingWater Is Water

The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein. 9780316188227. 2015. Gr PK-1

Supertruck by Steven Savage. 9781596438217. 2015. Gr PK-1.

Wait by Antoinette Portis. 9781596439214. 2015. Gr PK-K.

Waiting by Kevin Henkes. 9780062368430. 2015. Gr PK-1.

Water Is Water : A Book about the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul, ill. by Jason Chin. 9781596439849. 2015. Gr PK-2.

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