Category Archives: Caldecott

Caldecott Musings . . . 2016

  It’s that time of year . . . so many “best of” lists are out and the excitement is building toward the announcement of the Caldecott Medal, named in honor of nineteenth century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is … Continue reading

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Caldecott Musings 2014

A small but enthusiastic group met this afternoon to discuss potential 2014 Caldecott honorees. We read and shared what we liked about the twelve books pictured before voting, with Journey the unanimous winner. Honor books were The Mighty Lalouche and … Continue reading

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Review: Sleep Like a Tiger

Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue My rating: 5 of 5 stars Really fine text (and how do you make a bedtime book, a theme so common in children’s books, still seem fresh and new?) and imaginative, compelling illustrations … Continue reading

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November is Picture Book Month!

Here is the display I created for picture book month: Yes, it’s heavily focused on Caldecott winners, since I have Caldecott on the brain as I’m planning my first mock Caldecott discussion this January. And Chris Raschka’s A Ball for … Continue reading

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Art & Max

A few weeks ago I saw David Wiesner’s newest book, Art & Max, on the new book shelf. Several of his books are favorites in our household — like Sector 7, Flotsam, and The Three Pigs. So of course I … Continue reading

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