Posts Tagged ‘caldecott’

November is Picture Book Month!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

You can read more about why picture books are so important on the website for the celebration,, but even better, why not read a picture book?

Illustrator Chris Raschka leads off the celebration, writing that “life is nearly unimaginable without pictures.” His wordless book, A Ball for Daisy, won the 2012 Caldecott Award for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

He is the illustrator of many other distinctive and expressively illustrated books, including:

Little Black Crow

Yo! Yes?


Charlie Parker Played Be-Bop

The Hello, Goodbye Window, Caldecott Award 2006

The Caldecott is Coming!

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Have you ever wondered what the deal is with the shiny gold foil Caldecott stickers you see on some books–what does it mean? Why is it there?

Randolph Caldecott was an inspirational 19th century children’s illustrator and this award seeks to honor other great illustrators for their contributions to children’s literature. “The Caldecott Medal shall be awarded to the artist of the most distinguished¬†American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the¬†preceding year.” Learn more about this prestigious award here. Check out past winners in our catalog.

This year’s award (2013) marks the 75th anniversary of the award and the Westerville Library will be holding a mock Caldecott discussion where we will discuss and choose the best illustrated book of 2012! Join us for the fun!