And one of the most exciting moments of the whole event is when the coveted (and lucrative) stickers are finally placed on the winning covers.
But why stop there?
With such a huge honor, I think it's time we started really flaunting it. Why not sneak in the Caldecott seal in the actual books? Who's with me?
Let's give it a shot. First, the honorees:
by Yuyí Morales
NANA IN THE CITY
by Lauren Castillo
THE NOISY PAINTBOX: THE COLORS AND SOUNDS OF KANDINSKY'S ABSTRACT ART
illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock
THE RIGHT WORD: ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS
illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant
THIS ONE SUMMER
illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki
SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE
illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
and last but not least, this year's Caldecott Medal Winner:
THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND
by Dan Santat
Congratulations to all the winners... you've earned it, so don't be shy about showing it off.