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Randolph Caldecott Medal The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the most illustrious children’s picture book in America. These can include 3d “popup” books or regular story books with delicate images, usually filled with lots of colors and scenery. The 2008 winner of the Caldecott Medal is Brian Selznick with the release of his book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a story about a boy living in a French train station who strives to complete a mysterious invention left to him by his father. This story consists of over 500 pages of both text and images, neither of which can tell this story alone. Black and white pencil sketches show the silent films to which this book pays homage. It is a masterpiece and must be honored with such a fabulous award as the Caldecott Medal.
Cat Talk is a beautifully illustrated picture book that is also an excellent poetry book for children. Written by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, the book is illustrated with appealing watercolors by Barry Moser.
The Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books may be a picture book but it is best suited for tweens and teens interested in current events.
Mirabelle, a Boston terrier, and her owner, Mr. Muller have fun on their walks in this board book series of children's books, each of which is known as A Happy Dog Adventure.
Oh, No! is a children's picture book by Candace Fleming, with amusing illustrations by Eric Rohmann that I particularly recommend for younger children.
The House in the Night, a good bedtime picture book, was written by Susan Marie Swanson and illustrated by Beth Krommes, who was honored for her illustrations for the book with the Randolph Caldecott Medal.
In the 15 years since the publication in the U.S. of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, how popular has the Harry Potter series become. Check out the popularity statistics and find out what else has changed.
Learn more about Ellen Hopkins a poet and writer and best selling author of young adult books, including Crank, Tricks, and other novels in verse for teens.
The Mercy Watson series consists of a half dozen humorous books about a pig, her human owners, her love for toast and butter, and all the trouble she gets into on a regular basis.