Special Sub-Topic: Caldecott Award
|In what year was the first Caldecott Award given out?|
1938. The Caldecott Award was proposed by Frederic G. Melcher, who was also the originator of the Newbery Award.
|Who designed the Caldecott Award Medal?|
Rene Paul Chambellan. Rene Paul Chambellan also designed the Newbery Award Medal.
|Who receives the award?|
The illustrator. The Caldecott Award is for a children's picture book. The illustrations must be an integral part of the story.
|Each year the committee that selects the medal winner can designate other books as being worthy of attention. What are these books currently called?|
Honor Books. Originally they were called runners-up, but in 1971 the name was changed to Honor Books. At that time all previous runners-up were to be called Honor Books. The Newbery Award also has Honor Books.
|Two children find a game in the park. When they play it, weird things start to happen. What book is it?|
Jumanji. "Jumanji", written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, won in 1982. The book was made into a movie starring Robin Williams. "One Fine Day" won in 1972, "The Big Snow" in 1949, and "Finders Keepers" in 1952.
|This book takes place during the Los Angeles Riots. It is about a young boy and his cat and what happened to them during the riots. What book is it?|
Smoky Night. "Smoky Night" was illustrated by David Diaz; Eve Bunting wrote the text of the book. "Smoky Night" won in 1995. "Black and White" won in 1991, "Tuesday" in 1992, and "Shadow" in 1983.
|This book is about a little girl who is the daughter of a fisherman. She likes to make up stories. Her best friend, Thomas, believes her stories and it almost leads to disaster. What book is it?|
Sam, Bangs and Moonshine. Sam is the little girl, Bangs is her cat, and moonshine is what her father calls her stories. "Sam, Bangs and Moonshine" was written and illustrated by Eveline Ness and it won the award in 1967. "The Little Island" won in 1947, "Many Moons" in 1944, and "Arrow to the Sun" in 1975.
|A young boy is invited to the palace of the King and Queen for tea, for breakfast, for lunch, etc. on different days of the week. He brings a variety of animals with him. At the end of the book he invites the King and Queen to tea with him and all the animals at the zoo. What book is it?|
May I Bring a Friend?. "May I Bring a Friend" won the Caldecott in 1965. It was illustrated by Beni Montresor and written by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. "Where the Wild Things Are" won in 1964, "Always Room for One More" in 1966, and "Noah's Ark" in 1978.
|Frogs cavort and cause mischief in this book that only contains nine words. What book is it?|
Tuesday. "Tuesday", written and illustrated by David Wiesner, won the Caldecott Award in 1992. "Shadow" won in 1983, "One Fine Day" in 1972, and "Time of Wonder" in 1958.
|Based on a Scottish folksong, this book is about a man who keeps inviting all passersby to come into his house with his wife and ten children and what happens when too many people come in. What book is it?|
Always Room for One More. "Always Room for One More" was illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian and written by Sorche Nic Leodhas. "The Snowy Day" won in 1966, "One Fine Day" in 1972, and "The Little House" in 1943. "One Fine Day" is based on an Armenian folktale and it was also illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; but this time the folktale was also retold by her as well.
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