Did you know that the Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the best-illustrated book for kids ages birth through age 14? That wide age range -- from babies to teens -- is what makes our Caldecott Club such an interesting program, and also perfect for families. So join us for our next Caldecott Club program on Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m. Our unique, monthly program is just an hour long, but it's loads of fun as both kids and adults give their opinions of the books we read together up on the big screen. It's a wonderful way to practice some visual literacy skills while enjoying good books. Plus, we serve lemonade and cookies!
What do we read? A selection of newly-published books -- picture books for young children and older kids, illustrated non-fiction books, and some graphic novels -- generally geared to ages 4/5 and up. Because these books have just been published, you likely won't have read, or even seen, them yet. So the Caldecott Club also is a great venue for parents to find and preview some great new books for family reading.
And there's an extra added attraction this year at our Caldecott Club. Children's librarian Karen MacPherson is a member of the 2016 Caldecott Medal committee, and is tasked with the job of gathering as many opinions as possible from kids and adults about Caldecott-eligible books published this year. So by attending our Caldecott Club, participants are helping provide valuable, real-world feedback.
If you can't make it to this Caldecott Club session, mark your calendar for our September meeting, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. (We usually meet on Monday evenings, but Mondays already are booked for other fun library programs in September). Hope to see you soon at the Caldecott Club!Posted by karen at August 14, 2015 01:41 PM