It's almost time to choose our favorite 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 past four years, Sonoma County Library has been hosting our own "Mock Caldecott Contest," where we select the books WE feel are the best illustrated children's books of the year. Below, you will see the 8 books we think are worth considering. These books, selected by Sonoma County Library staff, all fit the criteria of books to be considered for the Caldecott Medal. You can find copies of these books at your local branch for review.
Let us know who YOU think will win by voting for your favorites -- either online or at the library. Voting will be open from January 2 through January 23.
Sonoma County's winners will be announced in your local branch and online Jan. 25!
The Big Umbrella
If I Had a Horse
Ocean Meets Sky