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Our 2020 Mock Caldecott Results!

Over the past month, K-3rd grade students have been reading, evaluating, and comparing some of the best picture books of the year during our 2020 Mock Caldecott unit.

Last week all 455 students voted for the book they thought most deserved to win the Caldecott Medal.

And the winners of our 2020 Mock Caldecott voting are . . .

2020 Mock Caldecott Honor:

Saturday by Oge Mora

2020 Mock Caldecott Honor:

Truman by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

2020 Mock Caldecott Medal:

Another by Christian Robinson

Here’s how the voting went:

Pretty close! Last year, for the first time ever, our Mock Caldecott winner ended up being the actual winner. How will things play out this time around?

The Caldecott (and other Youth Media Award) winners will be announced on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at 8 a.m. ET from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I have to agree with all of these! Such beautiful books!

  2. All happy choices, but I am plumping for RIVER by Elisha Cooper (the illustrations are wonderful – and it is a very exciting read, which makes it not your typical picture book!)

  3. I love them all! Beautiful illustrations and engaging stories for everyone to share and enjoy.