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Welcome to the Clinton Elementary Media Center! Here you will find wonderful resources and websites to enjoy. Happy reading!

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

about 1 year ago

By Cheryl Evans

2017 CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER

Radiant Child


Like Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work, Steptoe’s illustrations radiate energy and immediacy. A patch-worked canvas of scavenged wood, painted and collaged with photos, and images of human anatomy, evokes the improvisatory nature of Basquiat’s art.

2017 CALDECOTT HONOR BOOKS

At the end of her rope, Granny is desperate for time alone to finish knitting sweaters for a house filled with dozens of rambunctious children.

As they work throughout the week, slaves look forward to their afternoon of music, hope, and community in Congo Square, New Orleans.

A diverse community of anthropomorphic bugs is intrigued by an unfurling sprout. Carson Ellis deftly depicts the mysteries of life in an imaginary, natural world.

A cat’s walk through the world becomes a surprise-filled exploration of perspective and empathy.


Student Resources

about 1 year ago

By Cheryl Evans

Newbery Medal and Honor Books

about 1 year ago

By Cheryl Evans

2017 NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

The Girl Who Drank the Moon


“Moonlight is magic. Ask anyone you like.” Barnhill’s story is also pure magic, distinguished by careful development of a complex plot and indelible evocation of unique characters. Love, heartbreak, hope, sorrow, and wonder all shine in exquisite, lyrical prose.


Newbury honor books

Inspired by an 1828 estate appraisement, Ashley Bryan honors the lives of eleven slaves in poetry and collage.

Adam Gidwitz has written a brand-new illuminated manuscript, a sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious epic about three magical friends on the run in 1242 France and their encounters with a dragon, a holy dog, and cheese.

Set in rural Pennsylvania during World War II, this compelling story of consequences addresses complex issues of bullying, PTSD, and discrimination.