Since 1938, the American Library Association has awarded the Caldecott Medal annually for to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This fun-filled guided independent study course will cover the history of the medal and Randolph Caldecott, explore the creative artists who have received this medal, delve into selected winners and honors books, and create various art media lessons for the classroom.
          No prerequisites or artistic talent is needed. From this class you walk away with a “ready to teach” reference binder filled with art lessons. These lessons can be easily integrated and will enhance your language and visual arts programs.
The lessons you create from the Caldecott Award and honors books will be fun, hassle free, with little to no mess. Be prepared to color, paint, draw, and expand your creativity. 
          Additional cost for required textbooks is approximately $45.00 depending on your choice of bookseller. 

Art Through Children’s Literature: Creative Art Lessons for Caldecott Books, ISBN#10:1563081547. Used and Kindle download copies can be found at for around $12.99, or can be checked out from your regional library or district professional library.
A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books: The Newbery and Caldecott Awards:  ISBN#1070-4493, American Library Assoc. Order direct at $25 plus shipping. 

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  • ISBN# 1563081547 by Debora Supplitt Libraries Unlimited

    The award-winning illustrations of 57 Caldecott Books (1938-1994) have inspired a multitude of lessons that guide students in creating art with similar qualities. Focusing on such principles and elements as line, color, texture, shape, value, and space, these classroom-tested projects have step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and detailed illustrations for teachers who have little or no art training. Various art media are explored, including pencil, crayon, marker, colored pencil, chalk, stencils, collage, watercolor, tempera, color mixing, and printmaking. These projects use limited materials so they're great for the classroom as well as the art room.

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  • ISBN# 0838935850 by Debora Supplitt ALA Editions

    Updated with the 2016 award and honor books, this perennial favorite gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory. With an easy-to-use streamlined look and format, the 2016 guide features Diversity and ALSC Book Award Evaluation, a new essay by Allie Jane Bruce; explanations of criteria used to select the winners; and updated bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners. This resource for locating information about the best in children's books is valuable for every collection.

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• $38-$48 for both textbooks • $6—$8 for 11/2” binder, reference materials, lessons, samples and assignments.

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