Caldecott 75th Anniversary

Caldecott 75th Anniversary Back to School Specials

Are you back-to-school shopping for professional development opportunities? Here are three chances to celebrate the Caldecott Award’s 75th anniversary this September.

The Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration webinar will focus on the 10 principles for illustrating a great picture book.  Following each principle there will be illustrations of images from children’s books to illuminate the principle.  The artists featured include David Wiesner — winner of 3 gold Caldecott medals to Betsy Lewin the illustrator of the wildly successful “Click Clack Moo” series to a more recent Caldecott winner Brian Selznick creator of Hugo Cabret now an Oscar winning motion picture.

The ALSC Institute will be the kick-off to the Caldecott Award’s 75th anniversary celebration and will feature a very special Breakfast for Bill panel discussion to commemorate the occasion.  This panel will feature past Caldecott Award winners and honorees Denise Fleming, Kevin Henkes and Eric Rohmann, as well as the director of the Mazza Museum: International Art from Picture Books, Ben Sapp.  This star-studded event is sure to dazzle and inspire with additional award-winning authors and illustrators scheduled to speak at the Institute including: Peter Brown, Gary Paulsen, April Pulley Sayre, Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier.

The ALSC Facebook page will host monthly Q&A Facebook forums with Caldecott award winning authors and illustrators beginning in September.  All you need to do is log on and join the conversation.  Stay tuned for details.

For information about these events or to find more ways to celebrate the Caldecott 75th Anniversary, check out http://www.ala.org/alsc/Caldecott75

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