And the winner is: Lousy, Rotten, Stinkin' Grapes, by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Barry Moser -- according to our ACPL Kids' Mock Caldecott group. They chose to give honor awards to Tonya Hegamin's Most Loved In All the World: A Story of Freedom, illustrated by Cozbi Cabrera; The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney; and Mo Willems' Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed.
You can compare their picks with the winners of the REAL Caldecott award by clicking here after 8:30 a.m. today. The Caldecott Award is given annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book published. The winner will be announced today along with the Newbery, Geisel, and Coretta Scott King awards, among others. It's an exciting day for book-lovers!