Thursday, January 12, 2012

RI Mock Caldecott Award

I had a great time talking about children's books with a group of Rhode Island librarians this week at a Professional Development Workshop where we discussed and voted for the Mock Caldecott Award for 2012. The event was held at the stately William  Hall library on Broad Street in Cranston.
 The Caldecott Medal has been given annually since 1938 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.

The real Caldecott Medal will be announced in Dallas at 7:45 a.m. CT on Jan.23, 2012, along with announcements for the Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Book Award and Printz award. The books honored serve as a guide for parents, educators, and librarians. The awards are selected under a cloak of secrecy by national judging committees composed of librarians and other children’s literature experts.

Since I was giving a Powerpoint presentation about children's book design at the workshop, I delved into the criteria for this particular award.

To see more about my take on the Caldecott criteria, the RI Mock Caldecott winners, some links and a few trailers, click here to see my full blog post. 

Just so you know, this was the winner in the Mock Caldecott. The real one will be announced on January 23, 2012.

Grandpa Green, by Lane Smith
Thanks to Walter and Wendy for joining me, and to Cheryl Space for inviting me.

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