Hey everyone, it’s Sarah!
Here is our Mock Monday post a few days late. While I am still coming down from the announcements for 2020, I am on the hunt for Caldecott 2021. IThis week I will be sharing with you a picture book that I think should be considered for the Caldecott Award. If you are unfamiliar with the award it is given by the American Library Association to the illustrator that gave the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature. Here are my first selections for 2020:
Title: Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind
Author: Jessica Hische
In this follow up to Hische’s Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave, the author explores positive attitudes that children can have in the future. This work focuses on the small and sweeping gestures that promote kindness and gratuity.
The vibrant coloring speaks to the beautiful illustrations to come. The animal characters evoke classics like Beatrix Potter and the arrayed lettering further actions brought forth through the text. This is a gorgeous book that I believe will be talked about throughout the year.
Title: Just Like Me
Author: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Through poems, a little girl discovers what it is to be a girl. Not all are the same and each has their own interests and needs.
I love this author’s work and I am constantly looking for anything new she publishes. I think the mixture of textures in the illustrations is expertly and artistically done. The pairings between pages create an inclusive environment. I love the colors and the wide-eyed wonder of the characters inside the story.
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