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Caldecott Contenders - Part 1

Posted about 19 days ago by Regina S

Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s 48th Annual Caldecott Read-In is going virtual this year. It will be held Saturday, January 23 from 10-11:30 AM. A live discussion and voting will choose our local winner and (we hope) predict the actual 2021 winner. The Caldecott Medal is awarded yearly to the artist of the most distinguished picture book from the previous year. In advance of our Read-In, here is Part One of the long list of our favorite picture books published in 2020. All have a chance of being chosen as the 2021 Caldecott Medal winner.

Cover of Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

Cover of All Because You Matter

All Because You Matter

Cover of The Barnabus Project

The Barnabus Project

Cover of The Bear and the Moon

The Bear and the Moon

Cover of The Bear's Garden

The Bear's Garden

Cover of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

Cover of A Ben of All Trades: The Most Inventive Boyhood of Benjamin Franklin

A Ben of All Trades: The Most Inventive Boyhood of Benjamin Franklin

Cover of Black Is a Rainbow Color

Black Is a Rainbow Color

Cover of The Blue House

The Blue House

Cover of The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

Cover of Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

Cover of The Camping Trip

The Camping Trip

Cover of The Cat Man of Aleppo

The Cat Man of Aleppo

Cover of Dozens of Doughnuts

Dozens of Doughnuts

Cover of Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America

Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America

Cover of Everyone's Awake

Everyone's Awake

Cover of Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Cover of The Fabled Life of Aesop: The Extraordinary Journey and Collected Tales of the World's Greatest Storyteller

The Fabled Life of Aesop: The Extraordinary Journey and Collected Tales of the World's Greatest Storyteller

Cover of The Farmer and the Monkey

The Farmer and the Monkey

Cover of Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage

Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage

Cover of A Girl Like Me

A Girl Like Me

Cover of Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

Cover of Hike

Hike

Cover of Honeybee: The Busy Life of APIs Mellifera

Honeybee: The Busy Life of APIs Mellifera

Cover of How to Find a Bird

How to Find a Bird

Cover of I Am Every Good Thing

I Am Every Good Thing

Cover of I Am the Storm

I Am the Storm

Cover of I Got the School Spirit

I Got the School Spirit

Cover of If You Come to Earth

If You Come to Earth

Cover of In a Jar

In a Jar

Excited yet? We hope to see you at this event. Don’t forget to register to attend at: Caldecott Read-In.

See top contenders for the Caldecott Medal.

See (Part 2) of best picture books from 2020.

See (Part 3) of best picture books from 2020.

Find digital copies of many of the titles on this list on Overdrive.

If you would like an EXCEL file with our entire Caldecott Long List, email us at childrens.library@toledolibrary.org

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