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Why are there awards and prizes for children's literature? 

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adnan1972 | eNoter

Posted April 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM via web

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Why are there awards and prizes for children's literature? 

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currerbell | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted April 29, 2013 at 1:58 AM (Answer #1)

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There are many awards for children's literature. But as for the "reason," this type of writing must meet a high level of expectations. The writer must engage young minds, create interesting illustrations, and provide insight into the world in a way that is exciting and creative. 

Perhaps the largest and most prestigious award for young children is the "Caldecott Prize." The Caldecott awarding committee considers "the artistic technique employed; pictorial interpretation of story; appropriateness of style of illustration to the story; delineation of plot, theme, characters, setting mood or information through the pictures; and recognition of a child audience." 

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