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Information About the Contenders

There is no official list of nominees for the Caldecott and Newbery.  All books published in the January of the award year through December of the award year are eligible, provided that they meet the respective category's criteria for consideration.  The ALA website has the official terms and criteria for the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal.  The contender lists are compiled from sources that are considered experts in these categories.

 

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What is the Caldecott Medal?

The following is directly quoted from the American Library Association's (ALA) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) website.

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

Click here for a list of past Caldecott Medal and Honor Book Winners.

 

Caldecott Contenders

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Last Stop on Market Street - Matt De la Peña; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257742
Publication Date: 2015-01-08

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The Night World - Mordicai Gerstein
ISBN: 9780316188227
Publication Date: 2015-06-16

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Waiting - Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0062368443
Publication Date: 2015-09-01

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A Fine Dessert - Emily Jenkins; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375968327
Publication Date: 2015-01-27

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Float - Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481415248
Publication Date: 2015-06-09

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Water Is Water - Miranda Paul; Jason Chin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596439849
Publication Date: 2015-05-26

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The Marvels - Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545448680
Publication Date: 2015-09-15

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Fire Engine No. 9 - Mike Austin
ISBN: 9780553510959
Publication Date: 2015-09-22

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In a Village by the Sea - Muon Van; April Chu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781939547156
Publication Date: 2015-05-12

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Finding Winnie - Lindsay Mattick; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316324906
Publication Date: 2015-10-20

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Drum Dream Girl - Margarita Engle; Rafael López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0544102290
Publication Date: 2015-03-31

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Boats for Papa - Jessixa Bagley
ISBN: 1626720398
Publication Date: 2015-06-30

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The Moon Is Going to Addy's House - Ida Pearle
ISBN: 0803740549
Publication Date: 2015-07-07

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The Whisper - Pamela Zagarenski
ISBN: 0544416864
Publication Date: 2015-10-06

 

What is the Newbery Medal?

The following is directly quoted from the American Library Association's (ALA) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) website.

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Click here for a list of past Newbery Medal and Honor Book Winners.

 

Newbery Contenders

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The Impossibly True Story of Tricky Vic - Greg Pizzoli
ISBN: 9780670016525
Publication Date: 2015-03-10

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Circus Mirandus - Cassie Beasley
ISBN: 9780525428435
Publication Date: 2015-06-02

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The War That Saved My Life - Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 9780803740815
Publication Date: 2015-01-08

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The Detective's Assistant - Kate Hannigan
ISBN: 9780316403511
Publication Date: 2015-04-07

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The Thing about Jellyfish - Ali Benjamin
ISBN: 9780316380867
Publication Date: 2015-09-22

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A Curious Tale of the In-Between - Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 9781619636002
Publication Date: 2015-09-01

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Echo - Pam Muñoz Ryan
ISBN: 9780439874021
Publication Date: 2015-02-24

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Listen, Slowly - Thanhhà Lai
ISBN: 9780062229182
Publication Date: 2015-02-17

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The Hired Girl - Laura Amy Schlitz
ISBN: 9780763678180
Publication Date: 2015-09-08

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Another Kind of Hurricane - Tamara Ellis Smith
ISBN: 9780553511932
Publication Date: 2015-07-14

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Goodbye Stranger - Rebecca Stead
ISBN: 9780385743174
Publication Date: 2015-08-04

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Gone Crazy in Alabama - Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 9780062215871
Publication Date: 2015-04-21

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