Congratulations to Chris Raschka for winning the 2012 Caldecott medal for his picture book, A BALL FOR DAISY!
A BALL FOR DAISY was on Susan Bloom’s Best Picture Books of 2011 list. Here’s what she said in December: “This wordless book proves once again that Chris Raschka is a master of minimalism. Dobs of watercolor bring to life another emotional journey, as Daisy loves, loses and finds again her beloved ball.” Click here to see the full post.
This year’s Caldecott Honors went to:
John Rocco for BLACKOUT
I wrote this about BLACKOUT in August:
“With comic book paneling reminiscent of Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, and careful use of color and light, Rocco brings a city-wide blackout to life with skill and beauty.” Click here to read the full post.
Lane Smith for GRANDPA GREEN
Jeannine wrote this about GRANDPA GREEN back in November:
“Here we get a lot of green and white and a sense of how memories link generations. The grandfather’s story is told by his busy, imaginative, and plant-loving grandson.” Click here to read the full review.
Patrick McDonnell for ME…JANE
Jeannine wrote this about ME…JANE in May:
“There’s a beautiful rhythm within sentences and between the pages that emphasize close looking, wonder, and a connection between people and nature. ” Click here to read the full review.
For a complete list of all the ALA Youth Media awards announced earlier this week, click here. Congratulations to all the winners!