Posts tagged with "Caldecott"

The Wonder of Snow on a Forever Stamp
Books · 01-08-2017
Ezra Jack Keats’ joyful picture book, The Snowy Day, will be honored on a set of postage stamps later this year. The U.S. Postal Service will showcase four stamps of “main character Peter exploring and playing in his neighborhood while wearing his iconic red snowsuit.” The Snowy Day remains one of the most beloved and influential children’s picture books. It is a Caldecott Award-winning classic that transports readers into a snowy world of wonder. Published during the 1960s civil-rights...

Books · 01-27-2014
Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards! Thank you ALA and this year's creative winners for making reading fun. The winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature is: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures written by Kate DiCamillo The American Library Association also named four Newbery Honor Books:...

Mr. Wuffles is the cat's meow!
Books · 01-21-2014
Who doesn't love Mr. Wuffles!, the creative story of a curious house cat's encounter with alien visitors? Written and illustrated by David Wiesner (three time Caldecott Medal winner/two time Honor winner) this "almost" wordless book is clever and engaging. I appreciate how Wiesner challenges readers to decode the aliens' language. Best of all, it is a story that "deepens with each rereading." There are quite a few "wordless" books contending for this year's Caldecott Medal. Who do you think...

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