Saturday, February 6, 2010

The 2010 "Aw, Shucks!" List

As you may know, books must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the Caldecott Award. Included are...
  • Books must be originally published in the United States.

  • Illustrators must be residents of the United States.
Because of these criteria, many excellent picture books published in 2009 did not receive recognition on this blog; however, we would like to highlight some of them now in our "Aw, Shucks!" List. These are all books that MIGHT have been contenders in the 2010 Mock Caldecott had they met all of the criteria, and are worth a closer look.

written by Shutta Crum
illustrated by Carol Thompson

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?
written by Jonah Winter
illustrated by André Carrilho

The Snow Day
written and illustrated by Komako Sakai

Little Chick
written by Amy Hest
illustrated by Amy Jeram

Bubble Trouble
written by Margaret Mahy
illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Pippo the Fool
written by Tracey E. Fern
illustrated by Pau Estrada

Moon Rabbit
written and illustrated by Natalie Russell

As I mentioned above, the books listed here are just a few of the great picture books published in other countries or by illustrators from countries outside the U.S. I know there are others out YOU have any other titles to add?


Heather said...

Have you seen Treasure Island illustrated by John Lawrence. It is BEAUTIFUL!

Kris said...

No, I haven't, but I'm going to as soon as I can get my hands on it. Thanks for the tip, Heather!