And winners are…everyone! Everyone who braved the snow yesterday to attend the first annual CATS Winter Workshop and everyone who works with children and teens in libraries – we are all the winners because we make fantastic things happen in youth services!
Ok, but if you want to know who the actual winners of our Mock Caldecott and Mock Printz elections were, then I can satisfy that quest for knowledge.
It was a hard fought battle in the Caldecott room (a battle fought on Polls Everywhere, which was really neat!). Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown was in the lead for a while, but Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle emerged as the winner. Mr. Tiger and Philip C. Stead’s Hello, My Name is Ruby took the Mock Caldecott Honors Award, along with Neil Gaiman’s and Adam Rex’s Chu’s Day.
The Mock Printz battle was slightly more clear cut, with Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park quickly earning the coveted spot. Both Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner and Julian Crouch and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick received Mock Honors. (I’m so sorry, Two Boys Kissing; I loved you!)
So despite the rocky start (well, snowy would be more accurate) start to the day, the CATS Winter Workshop went relatively smoothly. We hope everyone had a fun and informative day, and we welcome any comments or suggestions!