The winner of the 2017 East Holmes Mock Caldecott Medal for best picture book is . . . "The Blue Hour" written and illustrated by Isabelle Simler. Our students loved the beautiful illustrations of all the animals depicted with countless shades of blue.
The first honor book is "Grand Canyon", written and illustrated by Jason Chin. The visually stunning illustrations of this outdoor wonder captivated our young readers across the district.
The second honor book is "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" by Jerry Pinkney. This childhood classic was intricately portrayed and loved by our students.
The People's Choice selection is "The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors" by Drew Daywalt.
Welcome to the East Holmes Mock Caldecott Site
Here, you can explore some of the best picture books published in 2017. You will be able to read what others are saying about the books, and you will be able to post your own comments. Then, in December, we can all vote for our pick for the 2018 Caldecott Medal winner and Honor books.
Click on 2018 books (top navigation) to read a summary and local reviews of our East Holmes Mock Caldecott contenders. You can start learning about some of the books that have the best chance of winning awards.
Local voting will take place in December and the East Holmes Mock Caldecott will be announced in January. The American Library Association ALSC committee will announce the 2018 Caldecott Medal winner in February 2018. Maybe you will pick the winner!
~Lori Pringle, District Library Media Specialist, East Holmes Local Schools