Literature Awards: Caldecott Medal 2004
These sites are about the Caldecott Medal books for 2004. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to outstanding picture books. Includes information about the authors and illustrators, lesson plans, reviews, pictures, and excerpts from the books.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for 2004
The 2004 Medal winner and Honor books with a brief description are shown here. Click on the year "2004" for information.
Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers
Watch Philippe Petit as he prepares and walks between New York's Twin Towers.
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers video
Watch the video by Weston Woods of the Caldecott Winner, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Lesson Plan
After listening to the book, students will discuss Philippe Petit. Extension activities for writing, reading, and math are provided.
Conversation with Mordicai Gerstein
This is a transcript for an interview with Gerstein about his award-winning book. Also includes a video clip of the interview.
Meet the Authors & Illustrators: Steve Jenkins
Use this site to provide information about author and illustrator, Steve Jenkins.
Steve Jenkins Books
Use this website to learn about the author's technique, preparation for a book and inspirations. Additional links are given.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus animation
Enjoy watching "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus".
Video interview with Mo Willems
Learn how Mo got his ideas for cartooning and writing, the difficulty of animation, and how the Pigeon got his start.
Welcome to: Mo Willems
Learn about author Mo Willems and his famous characters, Pigeon, Elephant, Piggie and more.
Use this site for activities related to Mo Willems Pigeon books. A Pigeon-tastic App is available.
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Lesson Plan
Students will listen to "Ella Sarah Gets Dressed" and practice speech repetition and comprehension skills.
Here is the official site of the author and illustrator of "Ella Sarah Gets Dressed." Click on "Children's Books" to see pictures from her books.
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