The Outer Cape Mock Caldecott 2024

10th Annual Outer Cape Mock Caldecott

(Click to listen to our 2020 podcast with Barbara Klipper about
how our Mock Caldecott began and became what it is now!)

Every year, the Association of Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards the Caldecott Medal to the artist(s) of the most distinguished American children’s picture book. Provincetown and Truro Libraries, with the participation of our patrons, mirror this process by choosing a book to honor with our own “mock” Caldecott award. Last year Truro Library patrons and students from Truro Central School chose Out of a Jar, illustrated and written by Deborah Marcero.

We encourage all of our patrons to participate and become part of the “Mock Caldecott Committee.” You might like to watch this video called Mock Caldecott: How to Choose, which features Barbara Klipper, or look at her slideshow, to review criteria and “points to consider” when making your selection. From there, you can request each of the books from the library along with a physical paper ballot, or download the ebooks.  You may find the books on the CLAMS catalogue here. After enjoying the books, fill out the paper ballot (you can download it here) and drop it off at the library, or use the online ballot available HERE. Voting ends Friday, January 19, 2024 and we will announce our winner on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

Outer Cape Mock Caldecott representatives from the Provincetown IB Schools, the Provincetown Public Library, the Truro Central School, and the Truro Public Library have selected six contenders for the 2024 Outer Cape Mock Caldecott:

2024 Outer Cape Mock Caldecott

illustrated and written by Vashti Harrison

A Flag for Juneteenth
illustrated and written by Kim Taylor

Little Land
illustrated and written by Diana Sudyka

My Baba’s Garden
illustrated by Sydney Smith and written by Jordan Scott

Nell Plants a Tree
illustrated by Daniel Miyares and written by Anne Wynter

Woven of the World
illustrated by Dianara Mirtalipove and written by Katey Howes