This morning, a group of ten picture book enthusiasts, librarians and teachers, gathered at the Main Library to discuss our favorite picture books of 2009. After learning about artistic elements and their effects on picture book illustrations, we discussed and debated the merits of 48 picture books.
After a great discussion -- and tough decisions because of the strength of the nominees this year -- we cast two votes to come to arrive at our winners.
The 2010 ACPL Mock Caldecott Award goes to:
The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney
One honor book was selected:
All the World, by Liz Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee.
Because of the strength of the field of books this year, we felt it worthy to mention additional titles that made it to our final vote:
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
A Curious Garden
All in a Day