Hiya everyone, it's Sarah! I am having such a difficult time selecting what I think should win this year....GAAAHHH!! There are so many great contenders, but here is what I hope wins. Caldecott Award: I held a mock Caldecott with my library's local grade school and the students were excited to give their own prediction. … Continue reading Mock Mondays What Should Win?
Hi All! It's Becky. We are just a few weeks away from the announcement of the winner for the ALA Youth Media Awards but before we get the officially winners here are my picks for the winners of the Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Awards. Caldecott Award Winner: Santat's illustrations are perfectly paired with Le's story … Continue reading Mock Mondays What Should Win?
Hiya everyone, it's Sarah! Title: What Do You Do With a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan Author: Chris Barton Illustrator: Ekua Holmes Summary: Barbara Jordan grew up in Texas, during the 1940s. Very early on, she realized the power of her rich, full voice. She began using this talent to … Continue reading Mock Mondays: Caldecott Award
Hi everyone, it's Sarah! Title: Through the Window: Views of Marc Chagall's Life and Art Author: Barb Rosenstock Summary: The dream team of Rosenstock and Grandpré is back again, teaching young readers about a famous artist. Marc Chagall was born in Russia and it was where he first began developing his artistic craft. When he … Continue reading Mock Monday: Caldecott Award
Hi All! It's Becky. This month I'm here to tell you about one of my favorite picture books of the year. Title: Alma and How She Got Her Name Author: Juana Martinez-Neal Summary: Alma is on a journey to find out how she got her name and she will travel through her family's history to … Continue reading Mock Mondays: Caldecott Award
Hey ya'll, it's Sarah! There are many different books getting Caldecott buzz and it was almost impossible to choose one. Title: They Say Blue Author: Jillian Tamaki Summary: While everyone says that the sky and the ocean are blue, the protagonist of this story shows that these assumptions aren’t always true. Even though they say … Continue reading Mock Mondays: Caldecott Award
Hi Everyone! It’s Becky. This week I will be sharing with you two picture books 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 … Continue reading Mock Mondays: Caldecott Awards
Hey everyone, it's Sarah! This is my first mock selection for Caldecott, which is given to "the artist with the most distinguished American picture book for children" (www.ala.org). If you want more information about the criteria for choosing a Caldecott, you can find out more at this link. Title: Heartbeat Author: Evan Turk Summary: This picture book explores … Continue reading Mock Monday: Caldecott
Hi Everyone! It's Becky. Welcome to our first Mock Mondays post. This week I will be sharing with you about 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 … Continue reading Mock Mondays: Caldecott Award