Jan 26, 2014 — Every year, the Caldecott Medal goes to the artist of the most distinguished American children's book. The award committee doesn't bother with nominees, but that doesn't mean we can't wildly speculate about what could win.
Dec 8, 2011 — Since starting NPR's Backseat Book Club, Michele Norris has been swimming in "kid lit." The five stories on her year-end list will seep into your heart and leave you thinking about the characters long after you've turned the final pages.
Sep 26, 2011 — Illustrator and author Kadir Nelson tells the African-American story — from Colonial times through the civil rights movement — in his new children's book, Heart and Soul.
Oct 5, 2009 — Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball player Jackie Robinson, wanted to teach kids about her father, so she wrote a children's book. But instead of focusing on the achievement for which her father is most famous — breaking baseball's color barrier — she chose a more humble, personal moment.
Jan 29, 2008 — The vivid, detailed and realistic pictures in a new book for children transport readers to the world of baseball's Negro Leagues. Award-winning artist Kadir Nelson wrote and illustrated the book, We Are the Ship.
Jan 14, 2008 — Each year, at the American Library Association's mid-winter meeting, the winners of the most prestigious prizes for children's books are announced: the Caldecott Medal for picture book, and the Newbery Award.
Apr 3, 2007 — Deloris Jordan is the mother of NBA great Michael Jordan. She talks with Tony Cox about her latest book on responsible parenting, Michael's Golden Rules, which was co-authored with daughter Rosalyn.