Caldebery Challenge

Summer 2019

Want your child reading the best of the best this summer? So do we, so we’ve created the Caldebery Challenge. It’s based on the two national designations for award-winning children’s books.

The John Newbery Medal is given by the American Library Association to the author of “The most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” It’s a great honor, and has been won by authors from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Madeleine L’Engle to Beverly Cleary.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal, also given out by the ALA, recognizes the “most distinguished American picture book for children,” and it has been won by great illustrators such as Maurice Sendak and Chris Van Allsburg.

The Macedon Library has a fantastic collection of Newbery and Caldecott winners, and we want your children to read them! You’ll find them in their own section over near the Discovery Room (ask at the desk and we can show you where).

So here’s our challenge to you: help your child find and read TEN Caldecott books and THREE Newbery books (winners or honors) by August 2, and they will earn an invitation to a pizza and ice cream party (at a date to be announced later). Prizes will be given out at the party to the best depictions of the books.

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