TEXT: Do the pages seem to turn in the right places? Does the text flow naturally when you read it aloud? How does it sound? Are there pleasing sounds, rhymes, rhythm, or repetition? Are there elements of patterned language? Are there sentence or plot structures that make the story predictable? Are there examples of familiar words or actions interspersed with less familiar?
In a poll taken by School Library Journal in May 2009, readers were asked to rate their all time favorite children’s picture books. These were not to include easy readers, but should be exclusively picture books. These are the results. The Caldecott Award winners on this list include: Where the Wild things Are (gold) The Snowy Day (gold) Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus (silver) Make Way for Ducklings (gold) Madeline (silver) Knuffle Bunny What’s not on the list: Goodnight moon Very hungry caterpillar Harold and the purple crayon Millions of cats
The Art of the Picture Book ELE 620 Children’s Literature Cambridge College
Established in 1996, it is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth
Given every other year since 1996; beginning with the 2009 award, it will be given annually
Named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library; storyteller and author who worked to preserve and disseminate Puerto Rican folklore
1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (1963) 2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (1947) 3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1979) 4 The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (1962) 5. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (2003) 6. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (1941) 7. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (1955) 8. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (1939) 9. Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag (1928) 10. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems (2004)