Next week, at the American Library Association winter conference, the winners of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals will be announced. This is an event that children's librarians all over look forward to. While we wait with anticipation, the librarians of Rockland county hold Mock Newbery and Caldecott awards. For the last few months librarians are busy reading and evaluating the books that have been published in the last year.
Today, I met with the librarians to discuss which books we think should win these awards. It was a lively discussion with many opinions. Here are the books we choose as our winners:
Caldecott Winner: Otis by Loren Long
Honor books: Billy Twitters and his big blue whale problem by Mac Barnett
All Gods Critters by Bill Staines
Newbery Winner: Love, Aubrey by Suzanne Lafleur
Honor Books Anything but typical by Nora Raliegh Baskin
The Girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane
These were all great books that I highly recommend. On Monday, the winners will be announced and I can't wait to see if we were right. Check back on Monday when I post the winners.