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Caldecott Read-In Goes Virtual

Posted about 1 month ago by Regina S

For the past 47 years our local Caldecott Read-In has been held in January to read and review the best picture books of the previous year. Teachers, librarians and children's book fans have the chance to read and examine dozens of books and then vote to predict the winner of the Caldecott Medal. We've correctly predicted the winner 9 times and often come close with our honor book predictions. Our virtual Read-In will be a bit different in 2021 but you'll still get a list of the best books of the year along with librarian reviews of our top ten favorites. A live discussion and voting will predict our 2021 winner. Register to attend the Caldecott Read-In on January 23 from 10-11:30 AM.

TLCPL Librarian Top 10 Caldecott Picks:

Cover of We Are Water Protectors

We Are Water Protectors

Cover of All Because You Matter

All Because You Matter

eBook   |   hoopla Audiobook
Cover of Lift


Cover of Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

Cover of I Am Every Good Thing

I Am Every Good Thing

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Hike


Cover of The Old Truck

The Old Truck

Cover of Packs: Strength in Numbers

Packs: Strength in Numbers

Cover of Outside In

Outside In

Cover of Prairie Days

Prairie Days


Sign up here to attend the virtual Read-In on January 23 from 10-11:30 AM. Contact hours available for attendees.

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

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