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teachingwithcaldecottbooks2000We continue with our series of free book-related resources for teaching with Caldecott books. Use these resources for the 2000 Caldecott Awards books to enhance the learning experiences of your students.

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2000 Medal Winner

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback (Viking)
When Joseph’s favorite overcoat gets old and worn, he makes it into many other articles of clothing.

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Honor Books:

A Child’s Calendar by John Updike (Text), illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Holiday House)
A collection of twelve poems describing the activities in a child’s life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December.

  • Activity focuses on creating a calendar. Trumpet Club   
  • Activity Guide includes comprehension questions, vocabulary, cross-curricular activities, and an Internet activity.  Live Oak Media
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Sector 7 by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country.

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The Ugly Duckling by  Hans Christian Andersen  (Text), illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Morrow)
Only a mother could love this ugliest of ducklings, teased at every turn for his awkward appearance. But seasons change, and so does he, into a gloriously graceful swan.

  • Book Module includes a plot summary, discussion of the main philosophical issues, and discussion questions. Teaching Children Philosophy
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods
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When Sophie Gets Angry…Really Really Angry by Molly Bang (Scholastic)
When Sophie has to surrender one toy to her sister, she runs off to the beach where she watches the ocean and lets go of her anger.

  • Discussion Guide includes questions dealing with conflict management. Center for Peace Education
  • Book Guide focuses on activities for before, during, and after reading. Boston Children’s Hospital
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teachingwithcaldecottbooks2001We continue with our series of free book-related resources for teaching with Caldecott books.
Today’s post focuses on the 2001 winners.

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2001 Medal Winner

So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George, illustrated by David Small (Philomel)
Curious tidbits of personal information and national history combine with humorously drawn caricatures to give a tongue-in-cheek look at the men who have been president.

  • Guide includes  academic standards, vocabulary and activities and questions for before, during, and after reading. DCMP
  • Lesson Plan includes an introduction with prediction questions, vocabulary, conversation questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Teaching Plan includes activities for learning about political leaders and democratic values. Scholastic
  • more links…

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Honor Books:

Casey at the Bat illustrated by Ernest Thayer, illustrated by Christopher Bing (Handprint)
Uses the format of an aging 1888 scrapbook to tell the classic poem of the 19th-century baseball legend.

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (Simon & Schuster)
When Farmer Brown’s cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.

  • Activities include a booktalk, curriculum connections, and web links. Salisbury State University
  • Activities include letter-writing ideas. Trumpet Club
  • Literature Guide featuring sentence starters, story strips, vocabulary, spelling activities and more. Nancy Polette
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Olivia by Ian Falconer (Atheneum)
Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good.

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Caldecott.2002It’s been a while since we shared some Caldecott resources.
These are the medal winners and honor books from 2002 with some teaching resources.

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2002 Medal Winner

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.

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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)

The true story of Victorian artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, who built life-sized models of dinosaurs in the hope of educating the world about what these awe-inspiring ancient animals were like.

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Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)

Provides an ideal introduction to this leader and his works.

  • Guide includes pre-reading, author information, questions, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, and related websites. N2Books
  • Lesson Plan includes vocabulary, open-ended questions, and activities. KYReads
  • Teacher’s Guide includes discussion questions and topics and cross-curricular activities. Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
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.The Stray Dog by Marc Simont (HarperCollins)

A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.

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Today we continue with our series of free book-related resources for teaching with Caldecott books. Use these resources for the 2003 Caldecott Awards books to enhance the learning experiences of your students.

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2003 Medal Winner

My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.
The humorous, simple illustrations are created with double-page and-colored relief prints with a black outline around each object.

  • Comprehension Questions Dr. Jeff’ Sapp
  • Lesson Plan includes pre-reading, vocabulary, questions, and activities. Book It
  • Literature Guide includes journal writing, questions to think about, word game, and other activities.  Nancy Polette
  • Literature Resource includes a book summary, book activities, writing ideas, vocabulary words, discussion questions, and an online quiz. Professional Development Institute
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Hondo & Fabian by Peter McCarty (Henry Holt & Co.)
Hondo the dog gets to go to the beach and play with his friend Fred, while Fabian the cat spends the day at home.
The soft brown illustrations were created using pencil and watercolor papers.

  • Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. Family TLC
  • Study Guide includes pre-reading, during reading, and post reading activities. Weston Woods
  • more links…

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Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney (SeaStar Books, a division of North-South Books Inc.)
Beautiful watercolor pencil illustrations are used to retell the biblical story of the great flood and how Noah and his family faithfully responded to God’s call to save life on earth.

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The Spider and the Fly illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi, written by Mary Howitt (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
A black and white illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.

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Today’s post continues our series of free book-related resources for teaching with Caldecott books. Hope you can use some of these resources for the 2004 winner and honorees with your students.

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2004 Medal Winner
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
The author/illustrator used suspenseful drawings using pen & ink and oil paint using mostly subdued shades of blue, green and gray.

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Honor Books:

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Harcourt, Inc.)
Despite the advice of others in her family, Ella Sarah persists in wearing the striking and unusual outfit of her own choosing.
Chodos-Irvine uses bold, bright colors and print-making techniques with a white outline around many of the illustrations.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. (Hyperion)
A pigeon that longs to drive a bus sees a chance to make its dream come true when the bus driver takes a short break.
The book uses hand-drawn ink sketches combined with digital photography.

  • Activities for the Smart Board. Smart Exchange
  • Guide includes activities related to the theater production that can be done with the book. Northwest Childrens Theater
  • Teacher’s Guide includes cross-curricular activities. Hyperion
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What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? illustrated and written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. (Houghton Mifflin Company)
This book using cut-paper collage looks at the ways in which different animals use their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails.

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We continue with our series of free book-related resources for teaching with Caldecott books. Today’s post focuses on the 2005 winners.

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2005 Medal Winner

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
The illustrations were created using gouache, an opaque white pigment added to watercolors, and colored pencils with mostly colors of black, white, and gray.

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Honor Books:

Coming on Home Soon illustrated by E.B. Lewis, written by  Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam’s Son’s/Penguin Young Readers Group)
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow in this beautiful book with watercolor illustrations.

  • Activities include cross-curricular ideas and a related booklist. North Carolina Children’s Book Award
  • Guide includes a summary, author information, related titles, websites, and curriculum connections with activities. Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award
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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale illustrated and written by Mo Willems. (Hyperion Books for Children)
Trixie becomes very unhappy when she accompanies her daddy to the laundromat and realizes she has lost her stuffed bunny.
The book uses hand-drawn ink sketches combined with digital photography.

  • Book Module includes a plot summary, discussion of the main philosophical issues, and discussion questions. Mt. Holyoke College
  • Teacher’s Guide includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, activities, and discussion points. Hyperion
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The Red Book by Barbara Lehman (Houghton Mifflin Company)
A wordless story in which a little girl finds a red book in the snow that holds an astonishing surprise.
The illustrations in this book also use the art technique of gouache with watercolors as the predominant technique.

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Today is Monday, and we continue with our series of free book-related resources for teaching with Caldecott books. Use these resources for the 2006 Caldecott Awards books to enhance the learning experiences of your students.

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2006 Medal Winner

The Hello, Goodbye Window  illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children)
A little girl tells about the special kitchen window at her beloved Nanny and Poppy’s house from which a person can see anyone or anything coming and going.
The book uses beautiful watercolors with pastel crayons and charcoal pencil to illustrate the family love and connection.

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Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride illustrated and written by Marjorie Priceman. (An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
Presents a story about the first passengers on the very first hot air balloon ride.
The mostly wordless picture books uses gouche, an opaque painting medium, with India Ink and watercolor paper to create a whimsical collage of images.

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Rosa illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Nikki Giovanni (Henry Holt and Company)
Presents an illustrated account of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, and the subsequent bus boycott by the black community.
This biographical picture book uses the art technique of watercolor collage with cut-outs.

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Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems illustrated by Beckie Prange, written by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Company)
Using wood-blocks hand-colored with watercolor, the artist creates illustrations depicting the animals from the poems.

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Zen Shorts illustrated and written by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic Press)
When Stillwater the bear moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways.
The vivid and exquisite illustrations use watercolor ink.

  • Book Module includes a plot summary, discussion of the main philosopical issues, and discussion questions. Mt. Holyoke College
  • Discussion Guide focuses on “A Heavy Load” and “Uncle Ry and the Moon”. Thinking Stories
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