Cover image for Snappsy the alligator :On Thursday, July 7th, the Brighton District Library Summer Book Club chose a “mock” Caldecott winner: Snappsy the Alligator: Did Not Ask to Be in This Book!, written by Julie Falatko and illustrated by Tim Miller.  Six judges between the ages of 8-12 reviewed 15 picture books and deliberated for about an hour before voting.  The Night Gardener, written by Terry Fan and illustrated by Eric Fan, was declared an Honor Book.  The “real” Caldecott winner will be announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in January 2017.  The Summer Book Club will meet next month on Thursday, August 11 to discuss Linda Sue Park’s book The Kite Fighters and to learn about this fascinating Korean custom.  If you’d like to join us, you may register beginning July 28.

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