Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books: A Guide to the Illustrations

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books: A Guide to the Illustrations

by Gail D. Nordstrom, Heidi K. Hammond


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Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration. This book includes many useful components:

·Short entries about fifty-six books
·Information on styles and media
·Artistic analysis of the illustrations
·Appendixes on selected sources for further reading, Randolph Caldecott Medal terms and criteria, bibliography of entries, and a list of Caldecott winners
·Glossary of art terms
· Indexes of author-illustrator-title, media, and style

This book, used as a handbook in conjunction with Caldecott Award books, provides readers with ready-to-use information they can share with children and others, while helping to build confidence in one's ability to talk about art in all picture books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442239227
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/14/2014
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Heidi Hammond, Ph.D has 23 years experience as a school librarian at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and coordinates the school library media specialist portion of the MLIS program at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hammond served on the 2011 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee (Association for Library Service to Children) that selected A Sick Day for Amos McGee. She was a member of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee (Young Adult Library Services Association) that selected Tamora Pierce. She has also served on the editorial board of SLR-School Library Research (American Association of School Librarians).
Gail Nordstrom, M.L.I.S. rediscovered the power and delight of children’s books as a youth services librarian for Stillwater (Minnesota) Public Library, where she worked with children, teens, and caregivers for nineteen years. She is currently the public library consultant for Viking Library System in west central Minnesota. She continues to share her enthusiasm for children’s literature in workshops and conferences in the state. Nordstrom on the 2011 Randolph Caldecott Award Committee (Association for Library Service to Children) that selected A Sick Day for Amos McGee. She was also a member of the 2002 John Newbery Award Committee (ALSC) that selected A Single Shard. She has organized local Newbery and Caldecott mock discussions for librarians and teachers since 1997. Gail has served as judge for the Minnesota Book Awards and is a member of the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Selection Committee.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Books 1.All the World 2.A Ball for Daisy 3.Blackout 4.Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type 5.Creepy Carrots 6.Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave 7.Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 8.Extra Yarn 9.Flora and the Flamingo 10.Freight Train 11.Frog and Toad Are Friends 12.Grandfather's Journey 13.Grandpa Green 14.Green 15.The Hello, Goodbye Window 16.Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad 17.The House in the Night 18.HUSH!: A Thai Lullaby 19.In the Small, Small Pond 20.Interrupting Chicken 21.The Invention of Hugo Cabret 22.Joseph Had a Little Overcoat 23.Journey 24.Jumanji 25.King Bidgood's in the Bathtub 26.Kitten's First Full Moon 27.Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale 28.The Lion & the Mouse 29.Locomotive 30.Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China 31.Madeline 32.Make Way for Ducklings 33.The Man Who Walked between the Towers 34.Me...Jane 35.Mr. Wuffles 36.My Friend Rabbit 37.No, David! 38.Officer Buckle and Gloria 39.Olivia 40.One Cool Friend 41.Owl Moon 42.The Polar Express 43.Rapunzel 44.Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors 45.A Sick Day for Amos McGee 46.Sleep Like a Tiger 47.Snowflake Bentley 48.The Snowy Day 49.The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales 50.Sylvester and the Magic Pebble 51.This Is Not My Hat 52.The Three Pigs 53.Tuesday 54.What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? 55.Where the Wild Things Are 56.Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale Part II: Resources Resource A: Selected Sources about Picture Book Art Resource B: Randolph Caldecott Award Terms and Criteria Resource C: Bibliography of Caldecott Entries Resource D: List of Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938-2014 Glossary Indexes Author-Illustrator-Title Index Media Index Style Index About the Authors

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