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Evaluating Children's Literature1Evaluating Children's Literature: Past and PresentCrystal Goden2/20/19REA-305Deborah Macias
Evaluating Children's Literature2AwardCaldecott 1938-1945Caldecott 1998-2018Newberry 1922-1945Newberry 1998-2018Title, Author, and Publication Date Many MoonsJames Thurber1943The Polar ExpressChris Van Allsburg1986The Cat Who Went to HeavenElizabeth Coatsworth1930Because of Winn-DixieKate DiCamillo2000GenreChildren’s Picture bookChildren’s Picture BookChildren’s NovelChildren’s NovelLexile Score700L520L1000L670LMajor ThemesPrincess becomes ill and only thing to make her better is the moonChristmas storyBuddha’s LifePet friendship, working for what you wantPlot summary (2-3 sentences)Princess Lenore becomes ill from eating to many sweets. The only thing to make her better is the moon. Her father does all he can to get her the moon. Eventually setting A young boy who did not believe in Santa awakes tothe sound of a train outside his house. The train takes him to the north pole where he meetsSanta in person. Along theA poor Japanese artist sends his housekeeper to get food instead she comes home with a cat. He is upset but calms when he notices the cats 3colors in its coat, this is A ten-year-old girl struggles to make friends after moving with her father and he mother walking out of their lives.