The Caldecott Medal : The Caldecott Medal Cheryl Youse
Colquitt County High School Slide 2: What is the Caldecott Medal? Slide 3: The Caldecott is given out each year by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Slide 4: The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of English illustrator Randolph Caldecott who lived in the 1800’s. This is a book he wrote called “John Gilpin’s Ride.” The medal looks like the pictures from this book. Slide 5: In 1937, Rene’ Paul Chambellan designed the Caldecott Medal. It is a bronze medal with the winner’s name and the date engraved on the back. Slide 6: Fifteen Librarians who work with children’s books are chosen to be on the Caldecott committee. They read hundreds and hundreds of books so they can decided which one is the best! picture book: a book consisting mainly or entirely of pictures, esp. one for children who have not yet learned to read. : picture book: a book consisting mainly or entirely of pictures, esp. one for children who have not yet learned to read. True picture books are books in which the pictures help tell the story : the pictures are needed to understand the story Slide 8: The first Caldecott Medal was presented in 1938 to Dorothy Lathrop for her book, Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book.
Medium: black and white lithographs
(Medium means what kind of artwork/how the artwork was made) Slide 9: 2006 Caldecott Winner
Author: Norman Juster
Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Medium: Watercolor Slide 10: 2005 Caldecott Winner
Author: Kevin Henkes
Illustrator: Kevin Henkes
Medium: Gouache (method of painting), colored pencil Slide 11: 2004 Caldecott Winner
Author: Mordecai Gerstein
Illustrator: Mordecai Gerstein
Medium: Ink and oil paintings Slide 12: 2003 Caldecott Winner
Author: Eric Rohman
Illustrator: Eric Rohman
Medium: Colored prints Slide 13: 2002 Caldecott Winner
Author: David Wiesner
Illustrator: David Wiesner
Medium: Watercolor Slide 14: 2001 Caldecott Winner
Author: Judith St. George
Illustrator: David Small
Medium: Watercolor, pen and ink, pastel Slide 15: 2000 Caldecott Winner
Author: Sims Taback
Illustrator: Sims Taback
Medium: gouache, watercolor, collage, pencil, and ink as well as die cutting Slide 16: 1999 Caldecott Winner
Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrator: Mary Azarian
Medium: Woodcut, watercolor Slide 17: 1998 Caldecott Winner
Author: Paul O. Zelinsky
Illustrator: O. Paul Zelinsky
Medium: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint Slide 18: 1997 Caldecott Winner
Author: David Wisniewski
Illustrator: David Wisniewski
Medium: Papercut collage Slide 19: 1996 Caldecott Winner
Author: Peggy Rathman
Illustrator: Peggy Rathman
Medium: Watercolor Slide 20: 1995 Caldecott Winner
Author: Eve Bunting
Illustrator: David Diaz
Medium: Collage Slide 21: Some books each year were called “runners-up”. In 1971, that term was changed to “honor books”.
These medals look like the award except they are silver instead of bronze.
Honor books have great pictures too! Slide 22: “The Red Book”, by Barbara Lehman, was an honor book in 2005. Slide 23: “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems was an Honor book in 2004. Slide 24: “The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins” was an Honor book in 2002. What book will win this year? : What book will win this year? The Caldecott has been presented every year since 1938 Slide 26: Books which have won the Caldecott Medal or an honor medal use pictures to help tell the story, and the pictures are really good! Look for a Caldecott today. Slide 27: Bibliography/Sources
Amazon.com, book images.
Allen County Indiana Public Library, 2007 Mock Caldecott Election
American Library Association Caldecott Awards.
Caldecott Winner and Honor Books 1938-2005.
Huck, Charlotte S. Children’s Literature in the Elementary School. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2001.
In the Artist's Studio by Paul O. Zelinsky.