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Caldecott Medal Book Awards

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Jennifer Gillespie

on 6 January 2014

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Transcript of Caldecott Medal Book Awards

Oil Painting

Printing Techniques
Snowflake Bentley, illustrated by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
"Mary Azarian, a Vermont artist who loves snow as much as Wilson Bentley, has created strong and skillfully carved woodcuts that portray sensible, sturdy characters and a timeless rural landscape"
Caldecott Medal
Book Awards

"Award-winning artist Ed Young illustrates, with characteristic flair and energy, the ancient Chinese version of the favorite fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood." Young's vibrant, yet delicate, pastels and watercolors add drama to the deftly translated story."

Grandfathers Journey by Allan Say
"Exquisite watercolors portray vast landscapes along with intimate family portraits that communicate hope, dignity, sadness, and love."
Pen and Ink/
Black and White
Rapunzel, retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
"Richly detailed oil paintings convey dramatic emotions and feature distinctive architecture, lush landscapes and authentic costuming of Renaissance Italy.

Collage and Cut Paper
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes "All along I saw the book as a black-and-white book. I’d long wanted to do a book with limited or no color, and for the first time, I’d written a story that seemed just right for this approach"
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson Illustrated by Beth Krommes. "I work in scratchboard for my children’s book illustrations. Scratchboard is a piece of cardboard or panel with a think coating of white, topped with a coating of black. My scratchboard drawings start completely black. I draw white lines by scratching through the black with a sharp scratchboard tool. The more lines I draw, the brighter the picture becomes. My scratchboard pictures are so detailed that I have to look through a magnifying light as I am working. To add color, I photocopy my finished scratchboard pictures and paint with watercolor on the copies."
Pastels and Crayons
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg "The texture comes through with the use of white highlighting and the blending. The use of oil pastels allows for classic highlighting around the edges of objects but also for simple white “dots” inside the colors of the objects that make them realistic instead of flatly pigmented."
Awarded to artist of children’s picture book published in United States in English

Illustrations have to be original

Artists must be citizens or residents of United States
Committee members consider:

1. Excellent
artistic technique

Excellent way of telling the story, theme or concept through the illustrations.

Appropriate use of
style of illustration
the story, theme or concept.

development of plot, theme, characters, setting, mood or information through the pictures

Excellent for
child audience

2. Book must not depend on other media ( for example, sound, film or computer program) for its enjoyment.

3. Decision to be mainly on illustration, but other parts of book are to be considered especially when a book is less effective as a children’s book. This could include the written text or overall design of the book.

Important Note: The award is for distinguished illustrations in a picture book and for excellence of pictorial presentation for children. The award is not for education purposes or for popularity.

picture book
for children provides child with visual experience

is developed through the series of pictures in the book

Children are the intended audience
(books for children up to age 14)

Original work
means illustrations were created by this artist and have never been presented or published anywhere before

Published in the preceding year
means that book has a publication date in that year. You could buy it that year and the copyright date was no later than that year

Mock Naahii Caldecott Awards Details
Nominated Titles for Naahii Mock Caldecott Competion 2013
Battle Bunny
illustrated by Matthew Myers
Flora and the Flamingo
illustrated by Molly Idle
illustrated by Aaron Becker
illustrated by Brian Floca
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
illustrated by Peter Brown
Mr. Wuffles

illustrated by David Wiesner
Open This Little Book
illustrated by Suzy Lee

illustrated by Carin Berger
The Dark

illustrated by Joh Klassen
The Day the Crayons Quit

illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Matchbox Diary
by Bagram Ibatoulline
The Mighty Lalouche

illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Oral Class Persuasive Presentations (further guidelines in teacher handout) followed by class voting to be completed by end of January 2014
ex. Woodcuts

Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . .

Klassen plays with texture and light in his Chinese ink and digital illustrations to construct layers of meaning. Once again the eyes tell it all so that the dark resolution should be no surprise to attentive readers
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