The Outer Cape Mock Caldecott 2022

Join us for our eighth Annual 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. Truro Library patrons and students from Truro Central School chose The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander, as our Mock Caldecott winner of 2020, which was also chosen as the official Caldecott medal winner! In 2021, we chose We Are Water Protectors,  written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade.

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 (we recommend Overdrive on a computer over Libby on a device, so you can see the two-page spread, but either will work).  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 on our website. Voting ends January 14, 2022 and we will announce our winner on January 15, 2022. The official Caldecott medal winner will be announced on January 24, 2022.

Outer Cape Mock Caldecott representatives from the Provincetown Schools, the Provincetown Public Library, the Truro Central School, and the Truro Public Library have selected six contenders for the 2022 Outer Cape Mock Caldecott:


Outer Cape Mock Caldecott 2022

Vote for your favorites through January 14, 2022. Click on a book to find it in the CLAMS catalog. We have CLAMS copies available for check out at the Library.

King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin,
illustrated and written by Stephen Costanza

Outside, Inside,
illustrated and written by LeUyen Pham

Mel Fell,
illustrated and written by Corey R. Tabor

illustrated by Victo Ngai,
written by Mượn Thị Văn

Milo Imagines the World,
illustrated by Christian Robinson,
written by Matt de la Peña

Wonder Walkers,
illustrated and written by Micha Archer