ERIC Number: ED450419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Selecting Quality Literature for Your Child: Lessons from the Caldecott Award Winners.
Stern, Lois W.
The Caldecott Awards are presented annually for the most distinguished American picture book(s) published for children. Invariably these books are well written and illustrated and frequently touch an inner core. Here are some of the messages the Caldecott winners can pass along: a book should be a pleasure to hear; a book should help a child absorb the words, rhythms, and tones of the language that surrounds him or her; a book should evoke emotional appeal; and a book should create a strong visual image. Personalized children's literature (where details about the child are integrated into the text) have added potential. These writings can motivate even the most reluctant reader/listener, build his or her self esteem, and strengthen a sense of identity. The one caveat to consider is the literary standard of the piece: if the piece has merit, the fact that it is also personalized can be a real bonus. Contains annotated citations for 6 books. (NKA)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Material Selection, Recreational Reading, Young Children
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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