Browsing: Caldecott

A child and his or her father go out at night, in the deep winter woods near their farm, to see if they can spot any owls. John Shoenherr’s wintery, realistic illustrations are so exquisitely moonlit and lovely, and the story is so profoundly quiet and reverent, that a deep feeling of peace has always descended over us each of the million times we’ve read it.

August 28th, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech. In celebration of the Civil Rights Movement, we have interviewed award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson about his dazzling picture book I Have a Dream (Random House, 2012), his formula for researching historical figures, and how families can nurture artistic creativity in the home. Read and dream on, my friends …

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal, for the most distinguished American picture book for children …