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The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards this medal annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, has obtained this literary honor in 2013.
This Is Not My Hat tells the story of a tiny fish who knows it’s wrong to steal a hat, but it fits him just right so he takes it anyway. A bigger fish wants his hat back and Klassen’s tale brings readers on a journey as they imagine the consequences this tiny fish will face.
Five other children’s books have emerged as Honors Books for 2013:
· Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
Klassen emerges victorious again with this tale about a selfish archduke who threatens to stop a little girl's transformation of a colorless town, and steals her box of magical yarn.
· One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo
Mild-mannered Elliot reluctantly visits the aquarium with his father - takes a penguin home with him!
· Creepy Carrots!, illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds
This vegetable tale follows Jasper the rabbit, who loves carrots until he notices they are everywhere and becomes convinced they are coming to get him!
· Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
All senses are used when reading this book as multiple meanings of the word “green” are explored.
· Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue
A young girl is coaxed to sleep by her parents as she asks the quizzical question “Does everything in the world go to sleep?”
For more information about past winners of Caldecott Award and Honors, visit http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal