Ineligible Internationals

tiny king

The Caldecott and Newbery awards were founded partly as a way to support the publishing of American books for children, and the rules are quite clear about who can win and who cannot. I have pasted part of the Caldecott eligibility criteria below: The award is restricted to artists who are citizens or residents of […]

Komm, süßer Tod

Duck-Death-Tulip

Picture books about death typically involve wrinkly grandmas or unfortunate pets, rehashed platitudes and sensitive toddlers smiling up to the stars. Not so in Wolf Erlbruch’s Duck, Death and the Tulip (Gecko Press, September), just published in English for the first time. Wolf Erlbruch has won many awards—including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006—for […]