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    The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 
    The award was named in honor of nineteenth century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.

     The Caldecott Kids Reading program at Fall Creek Elementary is for students in Kindergarten through Second Grade.  The purpose of the program is to encourage children to read award winning books and appreciate different kinds of literature. 

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    Getting "Crowned"
     

    In order to become "crowned" a Caldecott Kid, each student must read 25 Caldecott winners.  The books may either be the Award winners or the Honor winners.  Click here for the Caldecott Medal Home Page to find a list of all the winners. 

    Students must keep a reading log of the award winning Caldecott books read or that have been read to them by a parent or teacher.  After 25 Caldecott winners have been read, students will turn in their log to Mrs.Trimble in the Fall Creek Elementary Library. 

    We will "crown" students as a Caldecott Kid and they will receive a special crown as well as recognition on morning announcements.  We will also take their picture and put it up on our Caldecott wall display. 

     You may print off the Caldecott reading log from the link below.

     Caldecott Reading Log

    *Thanks to Eddins Elementary in the McKinney Independent School District for this idea and log.