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Children's Literature Web Pages
Created and Maintained by
Dr. Mary Ellen Van Camp
Department of English
Ball State University
© 2007 and prior years

Another page of


Making Connections
in Children's Literature
and Across the Curriculum

  Award-Winning Books  
 Authors - Illustrators - Genres

Elements of Literature - Topics and Themes
  National and International Book Awards
Art Styles - Art Media -
Art Elements, Techniques, and Features
Across the Curriculum:  Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies


Children's Literature Book Awards 


 
The Caldecott Awards

Caldecott Medal

Award Winners
1938 - Present

The Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway

Award Winners
1955 - Present


The Carnegie Medal (UK)


Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie, for whom this award is named, was a wealthy American industrialist, who financed the establishment of free libraries in many towns across the United States.

Award Winners
1936 - Present


The Siebert Award

named for
Robert F. Siebert



Established in 2001
and awarded annually
 
to honor outstanding informational books for children.


Award Winners
2001 - Present





The Pura Belpré Award

Pura Belpre

Established in 1996,
the award
"
is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth"


Award Winners
1996 - Present



Recognition for Significant Literary Achievement





ALA Notable Books 2001






ALA Notable Books
The ALA Notable Book Lists are published annually
by the American Library Association
to identify outstanding books for children.




ALA Notable Books 2003


ALA Notable Books 2004

(to be announced in early 2005)


Award-Winning Books




The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
winner of the
Caldecott Medal
2004
 
One of the
Caldecott Honor Books
 for 2004


Don't Let the Pigeon
Drive the Bus !

written and illustrated by
Mo Willems


  Ella's Big Chance
by
Shirley Hughes

Ella's Big Chance


Winner
of the

Kate Greenaway  Meda
l

2004

The Tale of Despereaux: ...

The Tale of Despereaux:  
Being the Story of a Mouse,
a Princess, Some Soup, and
 a Spool of Thread

by
Kate DiCamillo


Winner
of the

Newbery Medal
2004
One of the
Newbery Honor Books 2004

Olive's Ocean


Olive's Ocean

written by
Kevin Henkes


Coretta Scott King
 2003
Illustrator Award Winner



written by
Patricia C. McKissack

and illustrated by

Jerry Pinkney


One of the
Newbery Honor Books 2004


The American Plague

written by
Jim Murphy


Read this book to students to help them learn about the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, understand commonly used medical treatments of the 1790's, and consider the daily challenges Americans faced in the early days of our history.



Newbery Honor Book 2001


Winn Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

by
Kate DiCamillo

Caldecott Medal 2002
 



The Three Pigs
written and illustrated by 
David Wiesner

Activity:  Compare and contrast this version of the story with others to identify similarities and differences in plot,  characterization, and  illustrations.

Caldecott Medal 2003

My Friend Rabbit



My Friend Rabbit

 
by

Eric Rohmann
 




Coretta Scott King
Author Award 2003

Honor Book

and a
Newbery Honor Book 2003



Carver: A Life in Poems

by
Marilyn Nelson


Connection:  A book that exemplifies two genres:

poetry and biography

A Caldecott Honor Book 2003 

The Spider and The Fly


The Spider and the Fly


Poem by Mary Howitt
(1829)


Illustrations by
Tony DeTerlizzi

Making  A
Genre Connection

 
Sites that aid in
genre research and study:


Folktales and Fairy Tales

Cinderella

The Cinderella Project



The Three Little Pigs
Caldecott Medal 1990

Lon Po Po:  The Red-Riding Hood Story from China

Lon Po Po:  The Red-Riding Hood Story from China


Illustrated and Translated,
by Ed Young

Caldecott Honor Book 1984






Little Red Riding Hood


retold and illustrated by

Trina Schart Hyman


The Dinosaurs of
Waterhouse Hawkins






Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins
Caldecott Medal 1999

C

Snowflake Bentley
written by
Jacqueline Briggs Martin

and illustrated by
Mary Azarian


Activity: After reading this book to children, have them identify its illustration elements, art style, and media.
It uses a dual presentation format to tell the story of Wilson Bentley and to present factual information about his life.





Caldecott Medal 1992
and
Coretta Scott King Award
for Illustration 1992


Tar Beach


written and illustrated by

Faith
Ringgold






Caldecott Medal 1996\



Officer Buckle and Gloria
written and illustrated by
Peggy Rathmann

Activity:  Have students read this book and then review it to examine the illustrations for design patterns, use of perspective, and features which extend and enhance the text.  

Caldecott Medal 1994



Grandfather's Journey
written and illustrated by
Allen Say

Caldecott Medal 1988



Owl Moon

Owl Moon

A poem
 by
Jane Yolen

illustrated by
John Schoenherr


Caldecott Honor Book 2002

and

Coretta Scott King
Illustrator Award 2002
Honor Book

Martin's Big Words

written by
Doreen Rappoport
and illustrated by
Bryan Collier


Illustration connection:  
Find an image of

four candles that symbolize
the lives of four young girls
 who were killed in
Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.
Newbery Honor Book 1996

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963




written by
Christopher Paul Curtis


This book is dedicated to
four young girls
who were killed
 in a church bombing
in Birmingham,
Alabama in 1963.
 

Caldecott Honor Book 1987

Alphabatics
written and illustrated by

Suse MacDonald

Activity:  Compare and Contrast this book with
Animalia
written and illustrated by Graeme Base
to see similiarities and differences in book design, use of language and vocabulary to represent each letter, potential use for language development at various grade levels, etc. 

Poets and Their Poetry





   

Lemonade Sun And
Other Summer Poems

written by

Rebecca Kai Dotlich
and illustrated by
Jan Spivey Gilchrist




written by 
 
and illustrated by
Kate Kiesler

Activity:  
Compare and contrast a
1996 ALA Notable Book,
Math Curse

with Sciesczka and Smith's
2004 publication
Science Verse

Examine the illustrations for
similarities in art style,
use of art media, and
other illustration elements.

Determine which well-known poems
were the basis for the
various science verses.

Compare the original poems
with Sciesczka's versions.

How do the illustrations extend
and enhance the poems?




Old Elm Speaks


poems by
Kristine O'Connell George


Illustrations by 
Kate Kiesler



Making More Connections



Author Study


Katherine Paterson

Lyddie

 Bridge to Terabithia

The Great Gilly Hopkins











Author Study


Diary of a Worm

Diary of a Worm


written by
 Doreen Cronin
 and illustrated by
 Harry Bliss.




Author Study

Sharon Creech


Heartbeat


Walk Two Moons

Love That Dog

A Fine, Fine School

Fishing in the Air




Author Study


Cynthia Voigt

Homecoming

Dicey's Song


Sons From Afar

The Runner

Seventeen Against the Dealer



The saga of the Tillerman family

Making a Topic Connection

Two Caldecott books
about high wire walkers:

Mirette on the High Wire

and
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers


To extend the topic to
circus performance, try

Sidewalk Circus






Other books by

 Doreen Cronin:

Click, Clack, Moo:
Cows that Type


Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Duck for President

Other Books illustrated by
Harry Bliss
include

A Fine, Fine School


written by
Sharon Creech


Aunt Flossie's Hats 
(And Crab Cakes Later)
written by
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard




What's in
Aunt Mary's Room?

another book by
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard


Author and Illustrator Study


Author and Illustrator
Study


Eve Bunting

Ronald Himler

Bunting and Himler have done many books together and
thus offer an opportunity for comparison and contrast
of book topics, themes and writing styles,
as well as illustration content,
art styles and media.


The Wall



Fly Away Home


 A Day's Work  
Train to Somewhere
written by Eve Bunting and
illustrated by Ronald Himler

Someday A Tree
written by 
Eve Bunting
and
illustrated by
Ronald Himler




An ALA Notable Book 1997

Orphan Train Rider:  One Boy's True Story


by Andrea Warren


This non-fiction book can be used with Bunting and Himler's Train to Somewhere to examine how the same topic may be treated in fiction and non-fiction.


Amazing Grace
written by 
Mary Hoffman and 
illustrated by 
Caroline Binch





Using web sites like
Today in History,
students can make connections between
historical fiction
and
historical events









Authors and illustrators
from Australia






Mem Fox
Graeme Base
Julie Vivas
Jeannie Baker
Margaret Wild


Possum Magic
written by
Mem Fox

and 

illustrated by 
Julie Vivas




Animalia


An alphabet book
written and
illustrated by
Graeme Base

Australia

Base's book is useful for children
who already know
 the alphabet and
 are ready for
more extensive
language development.








Our Granny

written by 
Margaret Wild and
illustrated by
Julie Vivas

Australia


Window

written and
illustrated by
Jeannie Baker



The Very Best of Friends

written by
Margaret Wild
and

illustrated by
Julie Vivas

Australia


Where the Forest

Meets the Sea


written and illustrated by 
Jeannie Baker

Australia



More Good Books
See what connections you can make



Ooh La La:
Max in Love
written and illustrated
by Maira 
Kalman


Fireboat:  
The Adventures
 of the John J. Harvey


Catastrophe:

Great Engineering
Failure and
Success

written by
Fred Bortz


Shadow


translated and illustrated
by Marcia Brown


Miro in the Kingdom 

of the Sun


written by
Jane Kurtz 

with woodcuts by
David Frampton





Aunt Skilly and The Stranger

written by 
Kathleen Stevens 
and illustrated by 
Robert Andrew Parker



Charlie Anderson

written by 
Barbara Abercrombie
and illustrated by 
Mark Graham



Hatchet


by

Gary Paulsen


Mailing May

written by
Michael O.Tunnell
and illustrated by
Ted Rand


Caldecott Medal
1987

Hey Al



written by
Arthur Yorinks
and

illustrated by
Richard Egielski


O
ne is One

by 
Barbara Leonie Picard

Down at Angel's

written by 
Sharon Chmielarz
and illustrated by
Jill Kastner






Good Dog, Carl

written and 
illustrated by Alexandra Day

Also: Carl Goes Shopping
Carl Goes to Daycare , and 
Carl's Masquerade


Caldeco tt Medal    

Flossie and the Fox


retold by

Patricia C. McKissack

and

illustrated by
Rachel Isadora






Jumanji

written and 
illustrated by
Chris Van Allsburg





Newbery Honor Book 1996

The Great Chicago
Fire

written by
Jim Murphy

The link will take you to a site created by the 
Chicago Historical Society.



If you have comments or suggestions, email me at

00mevancamp@bsu.edu


This web site was created March 6, 1997.

This section was last revised on December 2, 2006.

Copyright © 1997-2007 Mary Ellen Van Camp. All rights reserved.