What is Erin E. Stead’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?
Make Way for Ducklings (1942): Because I loved it as a child and believe its appeal is timeless. The masterly, unshowy illustrations carry the narrative and characterizations and establish a particular time and place that becomes universal. Because it is a story—involving, amusing, enlarging—whose form perfectly fits the picture book. —Emily Arnold McCully, winner of [...]
Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World’s Most Celebrated Illustrators compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus Middle School, High School, Of Interest to Adults Candlewick 310 pp. 4/12 978-0-7636-3506-0 $22.99 “For a story’s text to work, it needs to be incomprehensible. Otherwise you wouldn’t need the pictures,” [...]
Special Issue: Awards Jack Gantos’s Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech for Dead End in Norvelt and a profile of Gantos by his editor Wesley Adams. Chris Raschka’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech for A Ball for Daisy and a profile of Raschka by his wife Lydie Raschka. Coretta Scott King Author Award Acceptance Speech by Kadir Nelson [...]