Every year, children’s books earn coveted nominations for the Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King book awards. The American Library Association announces the winners at their midwinter meeting on the last Monday in January.
At the library, Youth Department staff also hotly debate picks for “Mock Caldecott Awards”. The criteria include strong literary merit, exceptional illustrations, and broad noteworthy appeal.
The following books also received honors from library staff: