Mock Caldecott 2017 Results

Submitted by adawe on January 19, 2017 - 3:33pm
  • The Night Gardener

    The Night Gardener

The votes are in! Sonoma County has chosen the best picture books of the year!

Every year, children’s book illustrators hold their breath as the Caldecott committee members read, examine, and critique the best illustrated children’s books of the year to finally determine which one deserves the highly regarded award.

For the second year in a row you, Sonoma County picture book lovers, let us know which books you thought would win by voting in our Mock Caldecott.

The children's librarians of Sonoma County Library read hundreds of picture books published in 2016, narrowed them down to 10 (not an easy task!), then left it up to you to choose our winner by voting for your favorites either online or at the library. 

Drum roll please . . . The Sonoma County's Mock Caldecott Winner is...

    The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and illustrated by Eric Fan 

Check back on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to see what books win the official contest!

The numbers were close, but the following titles are our three Honor Books for the year.  


by F. Campoy & T. Howell   illus. by R.Lopez

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