Summer Reads and the “Collyercott” Medal Awards

Blog Summer Reads and the “Collyercott” Medal Awards

In 1937 the Caldecott Medal Awards were created by the American Association of Library Service to Children presented annually to selected ‘most distinguished children’s picture books’. Randolph Caldecott was a nineteenth-century English illustrator and his namesake award continues to this day. As an elementary school teacher I used to also place ‘stickers’ on my favourite picture books so children could be introduced to the amazing art found within wonderful children’s literature. As a play on words I called the awards I gave in class as the Collyercott Medal. It’s time to revive this award so I can regularly share again my favourite picture books but this time with Calgary Reads readers.

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Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin
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This magical wordless picture book is a perfect parent-child story telling experience. Follow the little fox and discover a delightful and wondrous world.

This is Sadie by Sara Oleary (author) and Julie Morstad (illustrator)
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Enjoying reading about a little girl with a big imagination who likes stories.

Because it is summer and the perfect time to read a chapter book aloud together as a family I am also awarding  Wild Robot by Peter Brown and What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark with Collyercott Medals.

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