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  1. Children’s Book Awards:The Caldecott Medal Laura Alger LSIS 5525/Assignment #9 NCCU/Fall 2012

  2. The Caldecott Medal

  3. The Caldecott Medal • Basic information: • The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. • -American Library Association

  4. Caldecott Medal: When identifying a distinguished American picture book for childrenCriterion are considered by members of the committee, ALA requires: Excellence of execution in the artistic technique employed; Excellence of pictorial interpretation of story, theme, or concept; Appropriateness of style of illustration to the story, theme or concept; Delineation of plot, theme, characters, setting, mood or information through the pictures; Excellence of presentation in recognition of a child audience. The only limitation to graphic form is that the form must be one which may be used in a picture book. The book must be a self-contained entity, not dependent on other media (i.e., sound, film or computer program) for its enjoyment. Each book is to be considered as a picture book. The committee is to make its decision primarily on the illustration, but other components of a book are to be considered especially when they make a book less effective as a children’s picture book. Such other components might include the written text, the overall design of the book, etc -American Library Association

  5. A BALL FOR DAISYillustrator Chris Raschka 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner

  6. A BALL FOR DAISY2012 Caldecott Medal Winner • Summary: A Ball for Daisy shares the story of an dog who is heartbroken over the destruction and loss of his prized possession, his toy red ball. • This book is worthy of recognition for many reasons. • First, the book uses pictures alone to beautifully tell a heartwarming story. • Second, preschool age children will be able to feel the dog’s sadness, then feel the dog’s joy. They will be brought into the emotions of the story. • Third, through the illustrations children will learn three lessons: 1. play gently with other’s toys, 2. recovery is possible after a loss, 3. take responsibility for your actions

  7. So You Want to Be President?Illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. George 2001 Caldecott Winner

  8. So You Want to Be President?2001 Caldecott Winner • Summary: So You Want to Be President? Is a fitting choice for this project since we are in the midst of the 2012 Presidential Election! This book is described as “serious fun” and it hilariously illustrates some of our Presidents “foibles, quirks and humanity” (amazon.com). The basic idea of this book is that anybody can become President; and it may just inspire a student to become President! • So You Want to Be President? is worthy of recognition for many reasons. • First, illustrations are entertaining and include watercolor, ink, and pastel chalk, with detail and humor similar to political cartooning/caricatures. • Second, the book is humorous, yet educational; it teaches children fun facts about our Presidents. • Third, the illustrations complement the script in a way that gains a child’s attention.

  9. Caldecott Medal Winners Now, let’s take a look at Winners over the past 10 years…

  10. Caldecott Medal Winner 2011 illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead

  11. Caldecott Medal Winner 2010 The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

  12. Caldecott Medal Winner 2009 The House in the Night illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson

  13. Caldecott Medal Winner 2008 The Invention of Hugo Cabretby Brian Selznick

  14. Caldecott Medal Winner 2007 Flotsamby David Wiesner

  15. Caldecott Medal Winner 2006 The Hello, Goodbye WindowIllustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster

  16. Caldecott Medal Winner 2005 Kitten's First Full Moonby Kevin Henkes

  17. Caldecott Medal Winner 2004 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

  18. Caldecott Medal Winner 2003 My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

  19. Caldecott Medal Winner 2002 The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

  20. Works Consulted: A Ball for Daisy. (2012) Retrieved on October 23, 2012 from amazon.com. Raschka, C., Schwartz & Wade Books., & Random House (Firm). (2011). A ball for Daisy. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books. Randolph Caldecott Medal. (2012) Retrieved on October 22, 2012 from http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/randolph-caldecott-medal- St, G. J., & Small, D. (2004). So you want to be president?. New York: Philomel Books.