Mock Caldecott All Stars

The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the best picture book of the year, along with several Honor books.

This Mock Caldecott All Stars activity has students read 16 past winners of the award and vote on their favorite using a March Madness-style bracket.

Teachers and homeschool families can use the attached resources to run their own Mock Caldecott program in schools and classroom:

  • A Discussion Guide for educators with information about the award, frequently asked questions, discussion questions for readers, and resources for running a Mock Caldecott program
  • A list of 16 past Caldecott winners, with links to the library catalog to find the books in the library and place them on hold
  • A bracket for voting on your Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four, and Top Two choices to select the winner (and 3 honor books from the Final Four)

Note for Educators: This activity aligns with ELA standard RL.7