For immediate release | July 22, 2013

PDF offers Caldecott fun through poems, songs and games

CHICAGO — The most prestigious award for children's book illustration in the U.S., the Caldecott Medal has been presented annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, since 1938. Published by ALA Editions, “Caldecott Fun: Poems, Songs, and Games with Caldecott Winners,” by Nancy Polette, spotlights 40 of the most popular winners and assembles an exceptional array of activity sheets to use with the books to enrich classroom, afterschool and storytime programs. Enhanced with whimsical illustrations by Paul Dillon, this resource includes word search puzzles, songs, story strips, fill-in-the-blank fun, arts and crafts projects and other activities all tailored perfectly to the content of each award book. Available as a PDF, it is easy to download and ready to copy and use. Children’s librarians, teachers and anyone doing programming for children in preschool through the elementary grades will find this collection an invaluable and fun introduction to Caldecott Medal winners.

For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers, and child advocates.

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