Q) O); Caldeco "Book lime" is the theme of this year's Children's Book Week, celebrated from Nov. 18 to 24. This Mini Page is about the 2002 Caldecott and Newbery Medals and Honor Books. Newbery winners The John Newbery Medal is awarded each year to the author of the most outstanding children's book. This year there were also two Honor Book awards. "A Single Shard" by Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Medal. It is about an orphan boy in Korea 1,000 years ago who dreams of making beautiful pottery. Newbery Honor Books Polly Horvath uses humor to show how her characters gain victories over the dark things that happen in life. In "Everything on a Waffle" by Polly Horvath, 11-year-old Primrose fears for her parents, who were lost at sea. She is helped by a restaurant owner who puts all the menu items, even lasagna, on a waffle. i- t fi t3 A ~ S-U E -P .<•» R V- from The Mini Pag« by Betty Detonam 6 2002 The Mini Page PuMishtrtg Company Inc. ery Winners Marilyn Nelson is an award-winning poet and an English professor at the University of Connecticut. "Carver, A Life in Poems" tells the story of George Washington Carver. He was born a slave and grew up to become a top scientist. This book also won a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. CARVER Caldecott winners The Caldecott Medal is presented each year to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children. This year there were also three Honor Book awards. In "The Three Pigs" by David Wiesner, the pigs escape the big, bad wolf by fleeing the story and roaming through the land of fairy tales. Look in the features or sports section of your newspaper and make up a story about someone In the news. Next week The Mini Page is all about our public lands. Caldecott Honor Books Brian Selznick went to college to learn to design theater sets. Instead, he began illustrating children's books. "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins" is the true story of the man who built the first life-size models of dinosaurs in the world. It is written by Barbara Kerley. Bryan Collier volunteers by helping young artists in Harlem. In 2001, he won both the Coretta Scott King Award and an Honor Book award. "Martin's Big Words" tells of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It also won a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. It is written by Doreen Rappaport. Marc Simont has illustrated nearly 100 books. He won the Caldecott Medal in 1957 for "A Tree Is Nice" by Janice May Udry. (No picture of Simont was available.) "The Stray Dog" is based on a true story about a family who falls in love with a little dog they find in the park.
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