WHAT MAKES A BOOK A CALDECOTT WINNER?
“THE MEDAL SHALL BE AWARDED ANNUALLY TO THE     ARTIST OF THE MOST  DISTINGUISHED AMERICANPICTURE BOOK FOR CHILDRENPUBLISH...
THE CALDECOTT MEDAL:       5 W’S TO KNOW!• Who can win?   • An American artist (only the artist!)• What kind of book can w...
1942 ~ CRAYON   1954 ~ WATERCOLOR
1971 ~ WOODCUT                 1997 ~ COLLAGE,                 CUT PAPER
1996 ~ PEN & INK,WATERCOLOR          1998 ~ OIL PAINT
RS                      2011 ~ PENCIL, WOODCUTSTHE LION AND THE MOUSE BYJERRY PINKNEY2010 ~ WATERCOLOR, PEN & INK
RANDOLPH CALDECOTT –THE MAN BEHIND THE AWARD                    Born in Chester,                    England in 1846.      ...
THE DIVERTING HISTORY OFJOHN GILPIN(1878)
A double-pagespread
THE FIRST CALDECOTT MEDALWAS AWARDED IN 1938.
WHO WILL WIN THIS YEAR??We’ll find out on January 23, 2012!!!
SOURCESAmerican Library AssociationBaldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature:Digital CollectionFollett Library Re...
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  • We’re starting a really fun unit – what do you suppose is the answer?
  • What does THAT mean? Let’s break it down into the 5 Ws…..you will all be responsible for knowing these; I will be asking you to show that you know them.De-construct the medal statement and define some of the wording.After last W: let’s take a look at some book covers of past Caldecott winners – artist work in many different styles and with different media. Have students name some media they have worked with in art class.
  • Point out caption info – author and illustrator are one and the same here – watch to see if any are differentNotice precision and realism with the ducks; softness of watercolor in the sky
  • Point out differences in styles – can see the edges of the woodcut and paper – color choice – notice multiple media for Golem – refer back to “distinguished” excellence –
  • Discuss contrast – what do you notice? Perspective; layout (design with stars, vertical title, etc).Of all the books published in each year, these rose to the top
  • This watercolor looks very different from Madeline’s Rescue; Sick Day has different author; more mixed media
  • Began illustrating children’s books around 1874.Based his books on popular nursery rhymes, folk songs, stories, and poems.Printed largely in color with sepia sketches.Pictures full of movement and humor.Let’s look at one book in particular -
  • Ask about movement and humor – story about a man on a runaway horse – appealing to children.
  • A double-page spread – new vocab term to know – what is happening?
  • American Library Association wanted to promote picture books; decided to create an award similar to the Newbery Award. Award named after Randolph Caldecott; his illustration from this book is on the medal.Chosen by a committee made up of librarians; changes every year. They read thousands of books and have lots of discussions before they vote.
  • Caldecott Award Overview

    1. 1. WHAT MAKES A BOOK A CALDECOTT WINNER?
    2. 2. “THE MEDAL SHALL BE AWARDED ANNUALLY TO THE ARTIST OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED AMERICANPICTURE BOOK FOR CHILDRENPUBLISHED BY AN AMERICAN PUBLISHER IN THE UNITED STATES IN ENGLISH DURING THE PRECEDING YEAR.” ~AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
    3. 3. THE CALDECOTT MEDAL: 5 W’S TO KNOW!• Who can win? • An American artist (only the artist!)• What kind of book can win? • A picture book for children.• When does the book have to be published? • The year before.• Where does the book need to be published? • The United States.• Why is a book chosen? • The excellence of the illustrations.
    4. 4. 1942 ~ CRAYON 1954 ~ WATERCOLOR
    5. 5. 1971 ~ WOODCUT 1997 ~ COLLAGE, CUT PAPER
    6. 6. 1996 ~ PEN & INK,WATERCOLOR 1998 ~ OIL PAINT
    7. 7. RS 2011 ~ PENCIL, WOODCUTSTHE LION AND THE MOUSE BYJERRY PINKNEY2010 ~ WATERCOLOR, PEN & INK
    8. 8. RANDOLPH CALDECOTT –THE MAN BEHIND THE AWARD Born in Chester, England in 1846. Showed an early interest in art. Sketches appeared in magazines and newspapers. Became a well-known Victorian illustrator. One of the first Self-portrait illustrators of children’s books.
    9. 9. THE DIVERTING HISTORY OFJOHN GILPIN(1878)
    10. 10. A double-pagespread
    11. 11. THE FIRST CALDECOTT MEDALWAS AWARDED IN 1938.
    12. 12. WHO WILL WIN THIS YEAR??We’ll find out on January 23, 2012!!!
    13. 13. SOURCESAmerican Library AssociationBaldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature:Digital CollectionFollett Library ResourcesMuseum of Fine Arts, BostonProject GutenbergRandolph Caldecott Society of AmericaRandolph Caldecott Society UK

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