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All Things Caldecott
This topic covers those books that have won the Caldecott Award, been Caldecott Honor award winners or those books that are Caldecott worthy.
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Sequels, schmequels - The Horn Book

Sequels, schmequels - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
So, as I cast my eyes across my shelf,  I wonder: what in the world is the committee going to do with all the picture-book sequels that have been pouring in?! Now, picture books usually do not have sequels, and some of these are not officially sequels but are simply very similar in style or …
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This is certainly something to think about when determining what might appear on your Mock Caldecott list.  I wonder what the committee is thinking?

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Separate Is Never Equal (or how to find out more about a book) - The Horn Book

Separate Is Never Equal (or how to find out more about a book) - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
I’m going to stop using so many words (as I am well aware of their soporific powers) and try to be brief. I am also including a ton of links, so hang on tight! During our last conversation, Martha brought up a point about art that comes from other places and cultures that we may …
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Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems - The Horn Book

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems  - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Before we start chatting about specific 2014 picture books, take a moment to read the Caldecott criteria. They’re posted over there on the right, but I will help you find the important parts. Here they are, in part: In identifying a “distinguished American picture book for children,” defined as illustration, committee members need to consider: …
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Peter Brown: 2014 National Book Festival

Peter Brown appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Peter has always loved telling stories. Aft...
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Review: Draw! by Raúl Colón — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

Review: Draw! by Raúl Colón — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Review: Draw! by Raúl Colón http://t.co/amBvneNo2T via @100ScopeNotes #Caldecott
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Another perspective on a beautiful wordless book which hopefully is being discussed.

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Librarian's Quest: Over And Under The Ice

Librarian's Quest: Over And Under The Ice | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Like a blade on the ice, Flora and the Penguin conceived and illustrated by Molly Idle will skate its way right into your heart.  Hand this to readers who like participating in stories with the tactile experience of lifting flaps and readers who love penguins, skating and friendships.  You are going to love dancing with Flora and her pal as much as you did the very first time.  It's simply glorious.
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Molly Idle continues with another wordless interactive beauty in this title.

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Newbery / Caldecott 2015: Fall Prediction Edition — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Newbery / Caldecott 2015: Fall Prediction Edition — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
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Librarian's Quest: Footwear Fascination

Librarian's Quest: Footwear Fascination | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
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The array of emotion portrayed in these illustrations is wonderful.

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Librarian's Quest: An Expected Arrival

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These illustrations are simply gorgeous.  With the text this book is stunning.

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Librarian's Quest: Painting...Passion...Pride

Librarian's Quest: Painting...Passion...Pride | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
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This book will surely be up for discussion in more than one committee.

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Taking stock - The Horn Book

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Now it’s my turn, and I find myself not quite as ready as I’d like to be. My job here involves looking at every picture book we review in search of the perfect art with which to illustrate the review. This means I have leafed through lots of books but only spent quality time with the …
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Now you know what we think - The Horn Book

Now you know what we think - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
So, now you know where the three of us are in September. I wonder where we will be in January? Now that Lolly, Martha, and I know one another’s favorites, we will put our schedule together and start yapping about books soon. Go through our three lists here, here and here if you want a hint …
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My Bus - The Horn Book

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In my opinion, My Bus (a companion book to Byron Barton’s My Car) is a perfect preschool book. But is it too simple to get a Caldecott award? First we meet Joe, the bus driver. “I am Joe. This is my car. This is my bus.” As he drives his bus into town, five dogs and …
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The Pilot and the Little Prince - The Horn Book

The Pilot and the Little Prince - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
This is a hard post to write. I love Peter Sis’s work, and his latest book, The Pilot and the Little Prince, is getting lots of starred reviews, but I’m having trouble jumping on that bandwagon. Most of my issues with this book wouldn’t fly in a real Caldecott committee discussion. The art is gorgeous and …
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What *about* those Caldecott criteria? - The Horn Book

What *about* those Caldecott criteria? - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Last week, Robin reminded us how crucial it is to keep the Caldecott criteria in mind as we examine this year’s picture books.
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Review: 'The Farmer and the Clown,' by Marla Frazee - Washington Post

Review: 'The Farmer and the Clown,' by Marla Frazee - Washington Post | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Few words are needed in a beautifully illustrated tale of unlikely comrades.
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I saw the F & G and was deeply moved.  I have yet to read the hardbound book.  

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How Canadian Jon Klassen became one of the most sought-after children's book illustrators in the world

How Canadian Jon Klassen became one of the most sought-after children's book illustrators in the world | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
At just 32 years old, Jon Klassen is one of the most successful Canadian authors ever, selling more than a million copies of his uncanny picture books.
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Librarian's Quest: In The Silence Of The Night

Librarian's Quest: In The Silence Of The Night | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
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I am admittedly a fan of the work of John Hendrix but this new title of his is simply outstanding.

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Librarian's Quest: Defined By Childhood

Librarian's Quest: Defined By Childhood | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
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Hadley Hooper's artrwork makes the already eloquent words of Patricia MacLachlan luminous.

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Getting to the top shelf - The Horn Book

Getting to the top shelf - The Horn Book | All Things Caldecott | Scoop.it
Here is the truth of the matter: in less than three months, each individual Caldecott committee member will nominate seven books out of the hundreds he or she has seen this year. It’s kind of a sickening task: either you appreciate SO MANY that you have trouble cutting any out, or you really only have …
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Early days yet - The Horn Book

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Hello! Welcome back to all you Calling Caldecott devotees — and welcome to those here for the first time this fall. This is the final post of a week in which Robin, Lolly, and I are making preliminary lists of the picture books eligible for Caldecott recognition that have, early in the process, struck a chord with each of us. Perhaps a book looks like …
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