It's the final week before the
2016 Caldecott medal is awarded!
And it's almost time for our very own Jefferson County
Library Caldecott committee to choose a winner!
The selection of thirty-four books has been narrowed down
to these nine favorites:
Kid committee members meet this Thursday, January 7, at 3:45 p.m.
in the Jefferson County Library
to defend and debate their favorites before their peers
and hold a final election.
Most of our members are kids, ages 5-11.
Did I mention that?
I have been blown away by the details they discover,
things that my broad adult eye skips right past,
the critical thinking skills they are developing
as they compare and contrast books and styles,
themes and layers of story.
What a treat to learn to look, to really look
alongside this multi-age group.
And the fun keeps coming!
Simultaneously, the library has displayed all 34 top contenders
in-house for the month of January, so that patrons of all ages can participate
in a library-wide People's Choice vote.
Look at those yummy choices!
Wouldn't it be exciting if picture book delight spilled over
to the greater library populace through all of this bookish hooplah?
I hope so.
bring on the sparkly gowns!
the fancy treats!
that gold sticker we've all been waiting for!
All ages are invited to our Library Caldecott Award Party
on Thursday, January 14 at 3:45 p.m.
Good times are sure to be had by all!
Our Top Nine Finalists:
Thank You and Goodnight - by Patrick McDonnell
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich -by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Out of the Woods - by Rebecca Bond
A Fine Dessert - by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Sonya's Chickens - by Phoebe Wahl
Mango, Abuela and Me - by Meg Medina, illustrated by Angela Dominguez
The Whisper - by Pamela Zagarenski
If You Plant a Seed - by Kadir NelsonIn a Village by the Sea - by Muon Van, illustrated by April Chu