Caldecott Medal Winners 2011
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. Most of your school-aged children encounter this medal in picture books in school. It looks like this:
This year the winner is A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
The two honorary books are David the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier and Interrupting Chicken illustrated by David Ezra Stein.
Make a special trip to the library to share these beautiful stories with your child and take the opportunity to teach them about the Caldecott Medal. You may even want to hunt for books that carry this prestigious award!
8/17/2011 06:47:47 am
I love Caldecott books! We have or have read many of these...growing up and now.... one of my all time fave's was Make Way for Ducklings!!! We also just got last years winnr The Lion and the Mouse. It is entertaining to flip the pages and make up the story for Ethan as we go. The illustrations are so rich and vivid in all these books! Sigh...it is making me want to go to the library right now!
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