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December 18, 2017

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Caldecott Medal

 

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) to the illustrator of the best American picture book for children.

 

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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Steptoe, Javaka, 1971-

Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.


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Holds: 0 on 22 copies

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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Mattick, Lindsay

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.


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Holds: 2 on 26 copies

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They All Saw A Cat

They All Saw A Cat
Wenzel, Brendan

In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.


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Holds: 2 on 28 copies

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Du Iz Tak?

Du Iz Tak?
Ellis, Carson, 1975-

Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden! With exquisitely-detailed illustration that will appeal to children and art-lovers alike, and a wonderfully playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking "Bug" ... Du iz tak? What is that?


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Holds: 1 on 35 copies

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Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom in Congo Square
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

"As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 16 copies

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Leave Me Alone

Leave Me Alone
Brosgol, Vera

Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.


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Holds: 1 on 22 copies

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Waiting

Waiting
Henkes, Kevin

Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?--Publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 34 copies

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Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street
de la Peña, Matt

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.


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Holds: 4 on 87 copies

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Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty
Andrews, Troy

Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.


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Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.


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Holds: 0 on 17 copies

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