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    This time the author does not use any words to tell a story. Instead of relying on words, he uses his drawing to tell a tale about clouds. In The Three Little Pigs, the possibility for the impossible is again seen as the three pigs embark on a journey away from their own story and into other worlds. The story about The Little Pigs is not the only story that has a what if possibility for its story. In Flotsam, surrealism style if again present as the arthur introduces the possibility of humans not being the only ones capable of civilization. In 2014, Wiesner won a Caldecott Honor for his book Mr. Wuffles. Although he still uses a graphic novel style, what makes this story different is that unlike his other books it seems more…

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    Ezra Jack Keats

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    His full bleed images and naïve illustrations take the reader along on the journey, with Peter. He blends bold colors and simple shapes, with varied texture. These images paint a full picture for the reader, causing them to think back on their childhood. Works Examined The most well-known of all Keats stories, and the winner of the 1963 Caldecott medal is The Snowy Day. Inspired by a Life Magazine photograph of a small boy in rural Georgia, Keats created Peter, the main protagonist in The Snowy…

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    conspiracy. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson will resonate with middle grade students. Woodson’s multi-award winning memoir-in-verse depicts her early childhood as an African American growing up in the 60s and 70s. She weaves a mesmerizing tapestry of place, time, family and self as a poignant perspective on the times in which she lived. Master storyteller Pam Muñoz Ryan fuses music, folklore, and realism in an exquisite work. Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova and narrated in…

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    Back in 2010 The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkey, was awarded the Randolph Caldecott Award by the ALSC for being the most distinguished picture book of the year. When the ALSC decides what book will be the receiver of the Caldecott Award there are quite a few factors that go into their decision making process. Their website shows all of these factors, but the main ones to be focused on are that the publisher/artist must be an American citizen and that their illustrations be original. As far…

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    What elements of the illustrations make it worthy of a Caldecott award or honor? What distinguishes these illustrations? Consider the design and layout of the book, visual elements, use of space, media, perspective, and style. Elizabeth, Queen of the Sea, deserve to receive the honor of having Caldecott because of the skillful way the illustrator Brian Floca was able to add small visual details that further enhanced the quality of the story. Using pen-and-ink and water colors Brian Floca…

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    Why Do Children Read Books

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    Children literature is being able to expose kids to unlimited genres of books and being able to bring them alive. This included stories, books, magazines, songs, and poems for all types of readers. The classroom should not be limited to using books for lessons but for spending some time for children to choose a book of choice and read. Having a routine for reading in the classroom will not only help them with literacy skills but to enjoy reading especially on their own time. Teachers and parents…

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    again people will remember you for something. Like for example we had this big singing thing at my last high school every year called “Celebration”. It’s exactly what it sounds like, the whole school sings for a few hours. There’s not even cake, it wasn’t much of a celebration by my standards. Anyway, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to lead the school in this. It was fantastic I got to stand up in front of my entire school and their parents and sing songs I absolutely and whole heartedly…

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    He ended up with an injured leg and in a hospital in Milan and was rewarded a silver medal for his bravery, but this meant his career was in the military was over. In the short story, In Another Country, the American soldier in the story, who is also the narrator and Ernest Hemingway have almost identical aspects. The American soldier is in the hospital in Milan for a leg injury; he cannot bend his knee. He proceeds to talk about how he received a medal saying “…were written in very beautiful…

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    Not all Medals are made of Metal An icy and bitter mist surrounded me. The sun had secreted behind piles of looming clouds, while droplets of water dispensed from the sky. The track bore a vast expanse of puddles, and runners plunged their way through them. I was sitting in the dewy grass underneath the canopy of our tent. Rain trickled down the stadium steps as I heard the booming announcer eagerly bellow, “Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 2016 State Track and Field Meet.” My heart began to…

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    Only one solitary thought remained in her mind. He is watching…. She did not dare to look back, she knew that whatever happened it was in his hands. - What she didn't know, is that in the next 10 seconds she would destroy the Junior World record by a margin of 3.41 seconds to become the youngest American to qualify for an Olympic Game. Most importantly her father would be watching. It all began years ago when her father developed dementia. Her one and only father. He had supported her through…

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