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  1. 1. Award-Winning Picture Books… and more
  2. 2. Name a few children’s book awards… • Newbery Award • Caldecott Award • Coretta Scott King Award • Pura Belpre Award • Geisel Award • Sibert Award • Charlotte Zolotow Award • Christopher Award
  3. 3. • Newbery Award• Caldecott Award• Coretta Scott King Award• Pura Belpre Award• Geisel Award• Sibert Award• Charlotte Zolotow Award• Christopher Award
  4. 4. Book Awards Listed by Reading RocketsBook Awards Listed by The Horn Book Magazine
  5. 5. The Caldecott MedalWhat is theCaldecott Medal?
  6. 6. The Caldecott Medal wasnamed in honor ofnineteenth-century Englishillustrator RandolphCaldecott.It is awarded annually by theAssociation for Library Serviceto Children, a division of theAmerican Library Association,to the artist of the mostdistinguished Americanpicture book for children.
  7. 7. In 1937, Rene’ Paul Chambellan designed theCaldecott Medal. It features one of Caldecott’sillustrations - “John Gilpin’s Ride.” It is a bronzemedal with the winner’s name and the dateengraved on the back.
  8. 8. Who is eligible?Who chooses?
  9. 9. 15 members of theAmerican LibraryAssociation’s ALSC arechosen to be on theCaldecott committee.They read hundreds ofbooks to determine whichis best.
  10. 10. What are the criteria for the Caldecott Medal?
  11. 11. Excellence in the artistic technique employed:
  12. 12. Collage
  13. 13. Gouache
  14. 14. Woodcuts
  15. 15. Excellence ofpictorial interpretation ofstory, theme, or concept
  16. 16. Flotsam by David Wiesner
  17. 17. My Friend Rabbitby Eric Rohmann
  18. 18. Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
  19. 19. Appropriateness of style ofillustration to the story, theme, or concept
  20. 20. Lon Po Po by Ed Young
  21. 21. Snowflake Bentley by J. B Martin and Mary Azarian
  22. 22. Ox Cart Manby Donald Hall & Barbara Cooney
  23. 23. Delineation of plot, theme, characters, setting, mood orinformation through the pictures
  24. 24. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  25. 25. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr
  26. 26. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
  27. 27. Presentation in recognition of a child audience Remember: Books may bewritten for children up to the age of 14.
  28. 28. For the very young…
  29. 29. …and for older readers
  30. 30. Excellence or substandard qualityof written text and overall design of the book may be considered once the illustrations have been evaluated.
  31. 31. • Endpapers• Typography• Page Layout
  32. 32. Book Awards Listed by Reading RocketsBook Awards Listed by The Horn Book Magazine