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