This time last year (2007) I was frantically rereading, scruntinizing, and enjoying the hundreds of books submitted with the hope that one of them would be named the Caldecott title -- and certainly it was. The adventure ended when our 2007 committee met in Seattle, Washington and discussed and discussed the books at hand. Finally we emerged with a book to be named THE Caldecott Award title; and three Honor books.
Flotsam by David Wiesner got the Award nod and the three honor books were named. All the books and summaries are listed on the Amer. Library Association's website at http://www.ala.org
Now it is January 1st 2008 and we are awaiting the 2008 announcements which should come the morning of January 14th (Monday morning) -- the event will be simucast and immediately announced on the ALA website. Make arrangements to watch the simucast of all the announcements and take note of the 2008 winners.