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How to Foster Appreciation of Fine Art for Children: Hold a Mock Election!

Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool KitWhy not celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal with a mock election program! Mock elections can help foster a child’s appreciation of fine art and heighten awareness of past Caldecott Medalists and their works. Right now, ALSC is offering a free, archived webinar, on the nuts and bolts of mock election programming, to anyone who purchases the Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool Kit digital download.

Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool Kit provides expert guidance on election program planning; tips for conducting successful book discussions; print-ready, customizable planning tools and program handouts; full-color Caldecott-winning art, demonstrating artistic media, styles, and elements; and much more. The pre-recorded Mock Elections webinar is hosted by Steven Engelfried, current chair of the Newbery Award Selection Committee, and was created in conjunction with the tool kit. Purchase the digital download through the ALA Store in November or December 2012 and receive access to the archived webinar free.

This offer is part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal. Throughout 2012 and into 2013, ALSC has many special Caldecott-related events and activities planned, in person, online and in print, to make it possible for all individuals to be involved in the celebration. To learn more about joining in the celebration, please visit the Caldecott 75th anniversary page:

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