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Caldecott Award

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Amanda Marcella

on 12 September 2013

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The Three Pigs
Awarded the Caldecott Award in 2001
This is a twist of the classic tale of the Three Little Pigs
Published by Clarion Books
Officer Buckle and Gloria
The Polar Express
History of the Caldecott Medal
1996 Caldecott Award Winner
Story tells the importance of friendship & also safety.
Illustrations bring the story to life. Without the illustrations, readers would never understand why the Napville students enjoyed Officer Buckle's speech.
2007 - National Education Association named it one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children"
2012 - School Library Journal named it one of the "Top 100 Picture Books of All Time"
Written & Illustrated By: Peggy Rathmann
In 1937, Frederic G. Melcher suggested an award be given to the illustrator of the “most distinguished picture book,” in honor of Randolph J. Caldecott (ALSC website)
Members of the Newberry Medal Committee serve as judges. (ALSC website)
Any book can win both the Newberry & Caldecott Award
Madeline's Rescue

Written & Illustrated By:
Ludwig Bemelmans
Awarded the Caldecott Award in 1954
Published by The Viking Press in 1953
Simple drawings convey heartwarming
emotions in this tale.
Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Originally published by Harper & Row in 1963
Won the Caldecott Medal in 1964 and was recognized as the "most distinguished American picture book for children"
Book shows the psychoanalytic story of anger and how young children deal with it
Where the Wild Things Are
By: Chris Van Allsburg
Presented with the Caldecott Award in 1986

The book follows a young boy's journey to the North Pole. There he meets Santa and is presented with a very special gift.

Allsburg guides the audience through the journey using many sensory descriptions, allowing the reader to become fully emerged in the story.

The story consists of imagery that younger generations can respond to, while intertwining more advanced comprehension skills like metaphors, similes, and symbolism for older readers.

2007 the National Education Association named the added the book to its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children"

2012 the School Library Journal named added the book to the "Top 100 Picture Books"
• Received the Caldecott Award in 1932 for Jumanji
• Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1981
• Elaborate black and white pencil drawings
• Allows for use of imagination for all children
Transports readers to another world where the unrealistic meets reality- every kid knows what it is like to play a board game, this one is just filled with more adventure and surprises.

Written & Illustrated By: Chris Van Allsburg
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