The Caldecott Medal



Caldecott award winning books is the  topic for today for the Free Kids Art And Reading Online Camp – Day 4.  The award is a prestigious award for children’s books that is made each year for outstanding contributions to children’s literature. The award is named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator, Randolph Caldecott and is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association to the artist of the most outstanding and distinguished American picture book for children.

Here are a few of the more recent winners

Winner for 2013 –

Winner for 2012 –

Winner for 2011

Winner for 2010

Art Activity
Can you draw a character from a Caldecott award winning book? You might have one at home or can find one at your local library if you don’t want to buy one. Try to illustrate your favorite part of the story and write a few sentences telling what is happening.

The Free Kids Art And Reading Online Camp will continue through July 31. Five days a week there will be an activity and all those that participate can upload photos to my author illustrator page on FaceBook. Participation can be random or on a regular basis, but prizes will be awarded for the top five participants with the most photos of their weekly projects uploaded to my FaceBook page. The prizes will be $25.00 gift cards to Michael’s Arts and Craft Stores. Prizes will be announced on August 7 and mailed immediately. I also will offer other reviews of books and apps for children through the summer here on my blog. Be sure to bookmark this page for the links and sign up for my mailing list. If you have any questions please post them as a comment to this blog. Please share this blog and info and get ready to have some fun!



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