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  • The winner of the Youth Services Department's Mock Caldecott vote was Sam & Dave Dig a Hole.


    sam and dave dig a hole


  • The Youth Services staff held their annual Mock Caldecott vote today. Each year they choose some books which they believe will be contenders for the real Caldecott award and then they discuss the illustrations. 

    Here are some of the points they consider for each book.

    1. Do the illustrations represent the story in a way that increases the understanding or...

New Book Reviews

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett for Preschoolers through Adults
Hank Has a Dream by Rebecca Dudley for Preschoolers through 2nd Grade
The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni for 5th Grade through 8th Grade
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma by Diane Fox, Christyan Fox for Preschoolers through 3rd Grade
The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren, Fabio Santomauro for 1st Grade through 4th Grade
I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein for Preschoolers through 2nd Grade