Picture This Preview

Picture This is a hands-on program for children entering grades 3 through 5 in which children look closely at the artistic process used to create a book and then create art in that style. This year’s program features Caldecott award or honor titles in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal. The first week features Jerry Pinkney,  who won five Caldecott honors before being awarded the medal in 2010 for The Lion and the Mouse.  Pinkney’s watercolor style is distinctive and recognizable.

The Lion and the Mouse, 2010 Caldecott Medal


In this video clip, Pinkney describes how he makes his illustrations.

Look for Jerry Pinkey’s books the next time you visit the library!

Noah's Ark, 2003 Caldecott Honor


John Henry, 1995 Caldecott Honor


The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South, Caldecott Honor 1990

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