The votes have been tallied, and the winners of the Dalton Award for outstanding illustrations in a children's book are:
Kindergarten: What if..., by Samantha Berger and illustrated by Mike Curato First Grade: Ocean Meets Sky, by the Fan Brothers Second Grade: Hello Lighthouse, by Sophie Blackall Third Grade: The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang
This afternoon, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winner of the real Caldecott Award. The prestigious prize went to author/illustrator Sophie Blackall for her stunning book Hello Lighthouse. Students were delighted to hear Sophie Blackall, who visited Little Dalton in November 2017, win this great award.
Since winter break, students have been reading many pictures books to answer one important question: which book most deserves their vote for the 2019 Dalton Award? The Dalton Award follows the same rules as the Caldecott Award, a prestigious prize in children's literature awarded annually to the illustrator who has created the most distinguished artwork for a book published in the previous year. This week, students have been casting their ballots in this student-only election; tune in next week when we announce the winners!
FP families can now request access to their child(ren)'s Dalton account in order to checkout online eBooks and audiobooks through our Sora (Overdrive) platform. Parents can also request their own account to access our K-Adult materials. Please fill out this form to get account information. Instructions for downloading the app and accessing the "Dalton Library- First Program" on phones, Ipads and other devices can be found here. Or, you can contact a librarian at any time for assistance. Happy Reading!
Once you have your account information, click HERE to access the Sora platform and begin checking out eBooks and audiobooks!