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December 05 , 2009

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

A Guide to the Illustrations


Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration. This book includes many useful components:

  • Short entries about fifty-six books
  • Information on styles and media
  • Artistic analysis of the illustrations
  • Appendixes on selected sources for further reading, Randolph Caldecott Medal terms and criteria, bibliography of entries, and a list of Caldecott winners
  • Glossary of art terms
  • Indexes of author-illustrator-title, media, and style

This book, used as a handbook in conjunction with Caldecott Award books, provides readers with ready-to-use information they can share with children and others, while helping to build confidence in one’s ability to talk about art in all picture books.

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