What is the Caldecott Award?
Each year the American Library Association selects a book to receive the Caldecott Award for the most outstanding illustrations in a children’s picture book published in the United States during the preceding year. The first Caldecott award was given in 1938 and was named after Randolph J. Caldecott, a famous 19th century illustrator.
Cottonwood students in Grades 1-3 are invited to participate. Many of our students participated the last three years and many have received certificates given out the last week of each month. We also have many students who have earned their gold medals and have become “Wall of Famers.” Check out our wall behind the check out desk in the Library.
Read 50 Caldecott Award books of their choice. Students may be read to/by a parent, teacher or friend, but must write their own sentences or draw (by hand or computer) their own pictures. Books are located in an easily accessible area of the library.
Students may choose to begin anytime. Records are kept from preceding years. Students are only eligible in grades 1-3.
Students are asked to complete the draw/write worksheet or the written paragraph worksheet available in the library for each book they read. Students can choose to type/draw on the computer at home using the format available in the library.