You can help decide!
If you're an adult, you're invited to the Mock Caldecot program at Central Library's Browning Events Room this Thursday, Jan. 8 from 8:00 to 11:00 am. We'll look at some of the most highly rated picture books of the year, and discuss and vote for our favorite, using the criteria that the American Library Association Caldecott Committee uses to select the Caldecott Award winning picture book of the year.
If you're a school age kid, you're invited to bring a parent with you to Oaklyn Branch Library on Tuesday evening Jan. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Or if you're an adult and can't make it this Thursday morning, we'd love to have you at Oaklyn on the 20th. We'll be doing the same thing on a shorter time schedule.
If you can't make it to either of these events, or even if you can, we'd love to see you opinions here -- What do you think is the best picture book of 2008? A few criteria: Illustrator must be an American citizen, and the book must have been first published in 2008, and any picture book suitable for children up to the age of 14 may be considered.