Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Caldecott Winners!!

Hi kids, as you probably know, lots of excitement in the world of children's lit yesterday with the announcement of the 2013 Caldecott Medal Book and the books chosen to receive Caldecott Honors for 2013!!!

(Yes,  I realize that this announcement bears little importance to most of the world...but in our corner it is BIG NEWS BABY!!!)

Today we're giving you a Caldecott crash course featuring the medal winner and taking a peek at the art from all the honor books. We hope you enjoy it!


This Is Not My Hat written and illustrated by Jon Klassen

 Meet the thief.  Meet the victim.

"This hat is not mine.  I just stole it.  I stole it from a big fish.  He was asleep when I did it.  And he probably won't wake up for a long time.  And even if he does wake up he probably won't notice that it's gone.  And even if he does notice that it's gone, he probably won't know it was me who took it."

This little fish is going to get away with stealing, if he has anything to say about it.  I (Robyn) was hoping this book would be a winner- check it out- it's THE winner!  I love Klassen's sense of humor and his sense of justice.  This book is in a similar vein to his award winning I Want My Hat Back.  I'm glad it won!  Congratulations!  Oh, and please take a moment to look at the emotion expressed in big fishes eye... impressive.

(in no particular order, just gazing at the award winning art here)

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, art by Peter Brown

Green written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Extra Yarn by Marc Barnett, art by Jon Klassen

One Cool Friend by Tony Buzzeo, art by David Small

Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue, art by Pamela Zagarenski
I don't know about you guys, but I have a few things to add to my library list now. The only one I (whit) have already checked out is ExtraYarn and I loved it.  See here. Have you read any of these? How'd you like them?
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