The 2017 Mock Caldecott took place on Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Greenville Public Library. Thirteen participants voted in our mock election, including children's librarians and school librarians.
They All Saw a Cat, written and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
Thunder Boy Jr., written by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Yuyi Morales
On January 23, 2017 the Caldecott Medal was awarded to Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe. Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named : Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol; Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie and written by Carole Boston Weatherford; Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Ellis; and They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel.