Radiant Child

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CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2017

Radiant Child; The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

by Javaka Steptoe

Age: 5+

Interests: artists, art, biography, New York, city life

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I, Juan de Pareja

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1966

I, Juan de Pareja

by Elizabeth Borton de Treviño

Age: 11+

Interests: history, art history, painting, Spain, biography, slavery, racism More

A Single Shard

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2002

A SINGLE SHARD

by Linda Sue Park

Age: 9+

Interests: Korea, artists, pottery, history, orphans

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The Cat Who Went to Heaven

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1931

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

by Elizabeth Coatsworth

illustrated by Lynd Ward

Age: 8+

Interests: cats, artists, animals, Japan, Buddhism, religion More

Beautiful Oops!

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Beautiful Oops!

by Barney Saltzberg

Age: 3+, but 5-6 year olds should find it particularly inspiring

Interests: art, artists

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Chester

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Chester

text and illustrations by Mélanie Watt

Age: 5+ (but older kids will find it funny too – 7,8)

Interests: cats, mice, artists, telling stories, bad behaviour, humour

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The Dot

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The Dot

by Peter H. Reynolds

Age: 5+

Interests: art, artists, school, teachers

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The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses

by Eleanor Estes

illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

Harcourt Brace & Company, 1944

80 pp., 7 chapters

Age: 7 +

Interests: school politics, teasing & bullying, peer pressure, friendship, fashion, art

Also by this author: Ginger Pye, The Moffats, The Witch Family

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Frederick

Frederick

by Leo Lionni

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967

28 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: mice, poetry, the artist’s life

Also by this author: Swimmy, Inch by Inch, Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse

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