I wanted to make it to Chicago this year to attend the awards ceremony for the Caldecott Medal; but my budget didn’t allow it. Next year, the Caldecott award will be announced in Boston. Closer. . . but probably not in my budget. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I will be there in 2017. Where? Atlanta. . .a six hour drive, a free place to stay and the chance to visit my family.
It wasn’t easy for me to choose a winner this year. Many worthy books were published in 2014.