Mock Caldecott Power Point Jan102009rev

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Mock Caldecott Power Point Jan102009rev

  1. 1. Oregon Library Association Children’s Services Division 2009 Mock Caldecott Workshop Salem Public Library January 10, 2009
  2. 2. Caldecott Terms and Criteria The Medal shall be awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children…. • …published in the preceding year. • …restricted to artists who are citizens or residents of the United States.
  3. 3. Caldecott Terms and Criteria • …Children are defined as persons of ages up to and including fourteen and picture books for this entire age range are to be considered. • …The only limitation to graphic form is that the form must be one which may be used in a picture book.
  4. 4. Caldecott Terms and Criteria • A "picture book for children" as distinguished from other books with illustrations, is one that essentially provides the child with a visual experience. • has a collective unity of story-line, theme, or concept, developed through the series of pictures of which the book is comprised.
  5. 5. Caldecott Terms and Criteria • …consider only the books eligible for the award • …The award is not for didactic intent • … or for popularity • …other components of a book are to be considered especially when they make a book less effective as a children's picture book… might include the written text, the overall design of the book…
  6. 6. Caldecott Terms and Criteria • …Excellence of execution in the artistic technique employed… • …Excellence of pictorial interpretation of story, theme, or concept; of appropriateness of style of illustration to the story, theme or concept; of delineation of plot, theme, characters, setting mood or information through the pictures. • …must consider excellence of presentation in recognition of a child audience.
  7. 7. “In spite of the great feeling of surprise and spontaneity we often get from them, it is important to remember that nothing ever happens accidentally in a picture book. It is a complex, carefully planned work of art that creates a satisfying interplay between text and pictures to tell a story that a small child can understand. By learning to look for the individual pieces and by developing an awareness of the techniques that are used to make them all work together, we can better understand the work as a whole, so that we can clearly articulate our critical and emotional responses.” (K.T. Horning)
  8. 8. How artistic elements work together to express meaning Look beyond What happens to How it happens
  9. 9. Narrative Elements Character Plot Theme Setting
  10. 10. Elements of Art Color SpaceLine Shape / Texture
  11. 11. Medium, Style, and Composition Style Composition Medium
  12. 12. Plot / Space Character / Line Setting / Texture + Medium Theme / Color Look beyond What happens to How it happens Elements of Narrative and Art
  13. 13. 2003 Picture books Medal Winner Honor Book Other Eligible Titles…. Honor Book Honor Book
  14. 14. 1996 Picture books Medal Winner Honor Book Other Eligible Titles…. Honor Book Honor Book Honor Book

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