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We have a winner!

Congratulations to Adam Rex, who won our Mock Caldecott Award for Chloe and the Lion (Hyperion)! Committee members liked the three-dimensional quality of the illustrations--the stage sets and Sculpey figures--as well as the way the representation of the dragon lion changes depending on who is supposed to be drawing him [Note: Author Mac Barnett actually did some of those drawings!].

They also liked the interaction between the author and the illustrator(s), Hank included, at the heart of Chloe and the Lion.

The committee named four Honor books: 

We would happily have named more but had to stop somewhere!

Congratulations all around, and especially to our hard-working committee, who read and discussed thirteen (13!) books this snowy Saturday morning. Whew. Debriefing to follow; now I need a nap.

Reader Comments (4)

Congratulations! I haven't actually read any of these, but I am sure they are all worthy.

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercharlotte

My favorite too! Hope it takes home the award on Monday!

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMotherReader

This was so fun. We both loved it.

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergenna

I brought home a bagful of "mock caldecott" picture books with me this weekend, which includes Chloe and the Lion. Excited to get reading!

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEm (Love YA Lit)

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