Friday, December 16, 2016

Spotlight Friday - books I wish were eligible for the Caldecott

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

As I read picture books, and on those that make me stop and pause at their beautiful illustrations, my thoughts inevitably turn to the Caldecott Award.  One of the requirements is the illustrator must live in the United States.  Every year there are some books that I LOVE that don't qualify for the Caldecott because the illustrator lives elsewhere.  Here are some of my favorite illustrated picture books from 2016 that do not qualify for the Caldecott:

The Bear and the Piano
The Bear and the Piano 
by David Litchfield (lives in the UK)

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
When Green Becomes Tomatoes
illustrated by Julie Morstad (lives in Canada)

First Snow
First Snow
by Bomi Park (lives in South Korea)

Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic
Anything But Ordinary Addie
by Mara Rockliff
illustrated by Iacopo Bruno (lives in Italy)

Jill & Dragon
Jill and Dragon
by Lesley Barnes (lives in Scotland)

Explorers of the Wild
Explorers of the Wild
by Cale Atkinson (lives in Canada)

The Wonder
The Wonder
by Faye Hanson (lives in England)

Any of your favorite illustrators ineligible for the Caldecott?

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