Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 Caldecott Awards

The American Library Association has announced the 2013 Caldecott Award and Honor Book recipients. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the illustrator of the most distinguished children’s picture book of each year. Look for these and other past Caldecott medal winners at the Chester County Library!

And the 2013 Caldecott Medal is awarded to…..

This Is Not My Hat written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
A tiny fish knows it is wrong to steal, but he takes the big fish’s hat anyway. Unfortunately, the big fish wants his hat back and searches for the hiding thief.

2013 Caldecott Honor Books

Creepy Carrots illustrated by Peter Brown (Aaron Reynolds, author)
Jasper the rabbit loves carrots until he notices that they are everywhere. Are they coming to get him?

Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen (Mac Barnett, author)
A magical box of yarn helps a young girl transform her family, friends and town into a colorful wonderland filled with knitted clothing. But when the archduke arrives and demands the box, what will happen to the extra yarn?

Green written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
This book explored the many beautiful shades of green and the objects that make the color green come alive.

One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small (Toni Buzzeo, author)
When Elliot and his father visit he aquarium, Elliot asks for a pet. Who knew that caring for a penguin at home could be so much fun, and so much trouble!

Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (Mary Logue, author)
Parents try to coax their young daughter to sleep in this beautifully illustrated book. While she continues to say that she is not sleepy, her parents remind her how all the animals must rest, just like her.

Find these and other award winning books at the Chester County Library. See you soon!

1 comment:

maria.selke said...

I was so excited by this list! Great books here. I especially loved One Cool Friend.