Monday, February 2, 2015

It's Caldecott Day--Part 2

Jess Keating "The cool thing about the is that it's like our Oscars, but we have better buttons and more comfortable shoes."
Had to share that funny tweet.
And the winner of the 2015 Caldecott medal is...
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend--by Dan Santat
Our library has Beekle and I feel kind of bad that, even though I've seen it sitting there on the shelf I've never once picked it up to explore.  But I will now because I'm curious to see all the little things that make it so great. 
WOW!  There were 6 honor books announced!!  SIX!  And Farmer and the Clown was NOT one of them.
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole won an honor medal.
 Nana in the City, which I thoroughly enjoyed, also nabbed an honor medal.
During my next visit to the local library, I will  check out some of the other honor books, including The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art illustrated by Mary GrandPré, as I've liked Kandinsky's art since my college days.  But I'm still disappointed that The Farmer and the Clown walked away with nothing.
Here is a list of the Caldecott winners
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated by Dan Santat, is the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Dan Santat and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

 Six Caldecott Honor Books also were named:
Nana in the City, illustrated by Lauren Castillo, written by Lauren Castillo and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and published by Candlewick Press.

Viva Frida, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, written by Yuyi Morales and published by Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book.

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant, and published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki and published by First Second.

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