The Outer Cape Mock Caldecott 2023
9th 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 Wishes, illustrated by Victo Ngai and written by Mượn Thị Văn!
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 HERE. Voting ends Friday, January 27, 2023 and we will announce our winner on January 28, 2023.
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 2023 Outer Cape Mock Caldecott: