And the Winner is…

The winner of the 2017 Newtown Library Company Mock Caldecott Award is…


The Night Gardener
Written and Illustrated by The Fan Brothers

The Wiggleworms loved the illustrations in this beautiful book as well as the moving story. A few had read the book previously and were excited to read it again!

NLC Mock Caldecott Honors go to:


They All Saw a Cat
Written and Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
  41432gx6gkl-_ac_us160_We Found a Hat
Written and Illusrtrated by Jon Klassen

The Wiggleworms appreciated the humor in the illustrations of both of these books! Each picked their favorite perspective in They All Saw a Cat with bumblebee and bat tying for most liked.  Fans of Jon Klassen’s Hat series were excited to see his familiar style and wit!

The American Library Association will present the 2017 Youth Media Awards live from Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, January 23, 2017 beginning at 8 am ET. Live broadcast is available at


2017 Wiggleworms Story Time Mock Caldecott Awards

The Wiggleworms have been busy reading our short list for the 2017 Caldecott Awards. We will be voting this week! Check back soon for our winner!

Here are the nominees for this year’s Newtown Library Company Mock Caldecott Award: Continue reading

2016 Newtown Library Company Mock Caldecott

This week the Wiggleworms held our 2nd annual Mock Caldecott Story Time.

Here are the five books I selected from various Caldecott predictions, presented in the order in which we read them:
(I WISH I could have picked MORE! But 5 is our attention span limit… may have to think about extending the voting over a couple weeks next year!) Continue reading