Thursday, December 27, 2012

2013 is the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Award

Named for Randolph Caldecott, a nineteenth-century illustrator, this award is given every year to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children. Only one artist can win and boy, is the competition stiff for this prestigious award. Find a list of previous winners here.

75 years of awesome illustrations is pretty we have to celebrate, of course!

SLPL will be holding a BEST ILLUSTRATOR VOTING TOURNAMENT for 6 weeks beginning the first week of January. We want to give you and your kids the chance to say who is the best illustrator of all time. The library staff came together and selected 50 of the most popular artists to start off the competition. Each week, you can vote on all the match-ups, and then watch as the list is narrowed down to a few lucky finalists. Voting forms will be available each week in the Children's Dept., and keep an eye on our bracket board to see how you favorite is doing. March Madness, bah! This is much more exciting!

Don't let your favorite down! Only your votes can help them win!

P.S. At the end of January, the winner of the 2013 Caldecott will be announced. Any predictions?

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea - nice posters Blonde Librarian! I voted already. Not sure about a predicted winner. :)