The BIG Picture LIVE! Caldecott Special – Live Stream

The BIG Picture LIVE Caldecott Special with Sophie Blackall u2022 How to Paint HELLO LIGHTHOUSE

Join us for the first episode of
The BIG Picture LIVE!

Andrea Davis Pinkney chats and draws LIVE with Caldecott winning illustrator Sophie Blackall!
Sophie will show you how to paint the lighthouse from HELLO LIGHTHOUSE and more! Be sure to post your questions for Sophie and Andrea in the comment section below.

-Marker, pen, or pencil
-Sketchbook paper
-Watercolor paints

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Winner of the 2019 Caldecott Medal.
A beloved picture book from two-time Caldecott Medal award-winner Sophie Blackall that transports readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor! Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp’s wick, and writes every detail in his logbook. Step back in time and through the door of this iconic lighthouse into a cozy dollhouse-like interior with the extraordinary award-winning artist Sophie Blackall.


ABOUT Sophie Blackall
Sophie Blackall is an Australian artist and illustrator of children’s books based in Brooklyn, New York. She won the 2019 Caldecott Medal for HELLO LIGHTHOUSE and the 2016 Caldecott Medal for FINDING WINNIE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BEAR. She has illustrated more than 30 books for children, including the Ivy and Bean series. Her work also includes animated television commercials and editorial illustrations for newspapers and magazines. Blackall dislikes it when an author refers to an illustrated book as “my book” feeling it diminishes the essential role of the illustrations.

ABOUT Andrea Davis Pinkney
Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction. Her books have been awarded multiple Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Jane Addams Children’s Literature Honor citations, four NAACP Image Award nominations, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor medal, as well as several Parenting Publication Gold Medals, and American Library Association Notable Book citations!

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Annie Lynn

Will you have a link to this post-stream? I may be at Climate Strike in Philly but would love to watch this. I am determined to get over my discomfort when I draw, and shows like Ready Set Draw and this one can help!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Julie Gribble

Yes! The archived live stream will be right here! Good luck, Annie! Happy drawing and painting!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Muriel Feldshuh

“Picture Books are so important and should be read at all age levels…even adults. We learn from them.” Muriel Feldshuh, Picture Book Champion 2017
I made that comment in my essay and I feel very strongly about that. I read, collect and love Picture Books especially the Picture Book Biographies and Non-Fiction. Thanks Sophie for all the information you gave us at the back of the book about Lighthouses and of course your wonderful illustrations. I shared it with my husband and he enjoyed all the new facts we learned. Thanks for your attention to details. Thanks also to KidLit for introducing this latest segment.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Julie Gribble

Thank you, Muriel, for your thoughtful comment. So pleased you enjoyed this wonderful program!


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