Book List: Will This Win the Caldecott?

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

The 2021 Caldecott Award winner and honor books will be announced on Monday, January 25th.

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes (Illustrated by Gordon C. James) 

Big Papa and the Time Machine by Daniel Bernstrom (Illustrated by Shane Evans) 

If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall (Illustrated by author) 

Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrated by author) 

Nesting by Henry Cole (Illustrated by author) 

Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Illustrated by James Ransome) 

In the Woods by David Elliott (Illustrated by Rob Dunlavey) 

Honeybee by Candace Fleming (illustrated by Eric Rohmann) 

My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano (Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki) 

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita L. Hubbard (Illustrated by Oge Mora)

A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson (Illustrated by Nina Crews) 

Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy (Illustrated by Ekua Holmes) 

The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham (Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu) 

Lift by Minh Lê (Illustrated by Dan Santat) 

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom (Illustrated by Michaela Goade) 

Julián at the Wedding by Jessica Love (Illustrated by author) 

Prairie Days by Patricia MacLachlan (Illustrated by Micha Archer) 

The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann (Illustrated by author) 

In a Jar by Deborah Marcero (Illustrated by author) 

Hike by Pete Oswald (Illustrated by author) 

A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis (Illustrated by author) 

The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey (Illustrated by Jerome Pumphrey) 

Vamos!: Let’s Go Eat by Raúl the Third (Illustrated by author) 

Packs: Strength in Numbers by Hannah Salyer (Illustrated by author) 

The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America’s Presidents by Kate  Messner (Illustrated by Adam Rex) 

The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl (Illustrated by author) 

Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker (Illustrated by April Harrison) 

How to Find a Bird by Jennifer Ward (Illustrated by Diana Sudyka) 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford (Illustrated by Frank  Morrison)

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