Caldecott Winners

A sick day for Amos McGee

A sick day for Amos McGee

by Stead, Philip Christian

Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.

Animals of the Bible : a picture book/

Animals of the Bible : a picture book/

by Lathrop, Dorothy

Dorothy Lathrop's Animals of the Bible won the very first Caldecott Medal when it was originally published in 1937. Now, in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of this prestigious medal and its first recipient, comes this special deluxe edition of Lathrop's award-winning collection of some of the Bible's most extraordinary animals. Thirty richly detailed black-and-white drawings illustrate the favorite stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, the first Christmas, and many others. A glorious tribute to a great tradition in children's literature, this special anniversary edition will be a keepsake to treasure for years to come

Ashanti to Zulu : African traditions

Ashanti to Zulu : African traditions

by Musgrove, Margaret

Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over."--Booklist. ALA Notable Book; Caldecott Medal.

Baboushka and the three kings.

Baboushka and the three kings.

by Robbins, Ruth.

This is "the story of the old woman who was too busy finishing her day's work to join the three wise men, and who has spent the years since then in endless search for the Christ Child. In Old Russia children eagerly awaited her visits and the gifts she would leave at Christmas time, as children in many parts of the world watch for Santa Claus." -- Kirkus

Flotsam

Flotsam

by Wiesner, David

In this extraordinary Caldecott Medal winner and New York Times bestseller by David Wiesner, a beach day is the springboard to a wildly imaginative exploration of fantastical mysteries of the deep--and of human connections through time.

Frog went a-courtin'

Frog went a-courtin'

by Langstaff, John

“A favorite old nursery ballad now appears in resplendent new dress. . . . Illustrator Feodor Rojankovsky somehow manages to combine quaintness with sophistication and his doughty frog, the coy mouse . . . and others make charming company.”--The New York Times Book Review

Golem

Golem

by Wisniewski, David

Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.

Grandfather's journey

Grandfather's journey

by Say, Allen

Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid--words used to describe Allen Say's Grandfather's Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man's love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers' attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever

Hey, Al

Hey, Al

by Yorinks, Arthur

Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem?

Joseph had a little overcoat

Joseph had a little overcoat

by Taback, Simms

Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes just like this book! When Joseph's coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that?As children turn the pages of this book, they can use the die-cut holes to guess what Joseph will be making next from his amazing overcoat, while they laugh at the bold, cheerful artwork and learn that you can always make something, even out of nothing.

Jumanji

Jumanji

by Van Allsburg, Chris

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

Kitten's first full moon

Kitten's first full moon

by Henkes, Kevin

This nationally bestselling picture book about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk, written by the celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal.

Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China

Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China

by Young, Ed

With characteristic flair and energy, award-winning artist Ed Young illustrates the ancient Chinese version of the favorite fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Young's vibrant, yet delicate, pastels and watercolors add drama to the deftly translated story.

Madeline's rescue

Madeline's rescue

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

When Madeline falls into the river Seine and nearly drowns, a courageous canine comes to her rescue. Now Genevieve the dog is Madeline's cherished pet, and the envy of all the other girls. What can be done when there's just not enough hound to go around?

Make way for ducklings

Make way for ducklings

by McCloskey, Robert

This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions. This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition.

Many moons

Many moons

by Thurber, James

A wise tale of a little princess who wanted the moon and got it. "Grown-ups themselves will find the book hilariously funny. . . . The lovely, squiggly illustrations in color are exactly right.

My friend Rabbit

My friend Rabbit

by Rohmann, Eric

When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints.

Noah's ark

Noah's ark

by Spier, Peter

In Spier's imaginative retelling, readers witness the danger and the grandeur of the terrifying flood but also the lighter moments: Noah's wife jumping on a crate to avoid the rats; Noah shooing all but two bees from a busy hive; and all the animal babies being born in the spring. It's an illustration feat that's both majestic and tender.

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Officer Buckle and Gloria

by Rathmann, Peggy

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches. Officer Buckle discovers his tips are not as successfully received by his audience without Gloria, who pantomimes his advice while he talks. And Gloria has nothing to demonstrate without Officer Buckle's narration. They need each other to make a successful presentation.

Once a mouse-- : a fable cut in wood

Once a mouse-- : a fable cut in wood

by Brown, Marcia

When a small mouse's life is threatened by large jungle predators, a kindly hermit uses magic to change him into a cat, a dog, and a majestic tiger. But the proud tiger must suffer the consequences when he becomes ungrateful and forgets his humble origins. Marcia Brown's magical woodcuts bring this Indian fable to life with the mastery that won her a second Caldecott Meda

Owl moon

Owl moon

by Yolen, Jane

Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a young child and her father as well as humankind's close relatiohship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr's soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading alound and sharing at bedtime

Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

by Steptoe, Javaka

Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. However, before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games, in the words that we speak and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own style introduces young readers to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean - and definitely not inside the lines - to be beautiful.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

by Zelinsky, Paul O.

A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.

Smoky night

Smoky night

by Bunting, Eve

When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.

Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley

by Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

In this Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, the true story of Wilson Bentley and his singular fascination with snowflakes is rendered in rich prose and gorgeous artwork, perfect for the holidays, snow days, and everyday.

Sylvester and the magic pebble

Sylvester and the magic pebble

by Steig, William

In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then cannot hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

by Van Allsburg, Chris

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus

The adventures of Beekle : the unimaginary friend

The adventures of Beekle : the unimaginary friend

by Santat, Dan

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle.

The biggest bear

The biggest bear

by Ward, Lynd

Johnny goes hunting for a bearskin to hang on his family's barn and returns with a small bundle of trouble.

The girl who loved wild horses

The girl who loved wild horses

by Goble, Paul

Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.

The glorious flight : across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909

The glorious flight : across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909

by Provensen, Alice.

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.

The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures

The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures

by Selznick, Brian

When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

The little house

The little house

by Burton, Virginia Lee

The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.

The man who walked between the towers

The man who walked between the towers

by Gerstein, Mordicai

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat.

Un dia de nieve

Un dia de nieve

by Keats, Ezra Jack

Es un día de nieve y Pedro sale a explorar. Mientras pasea entre montones de nieve apilada y observa a los niños grandes jugar a tirarse bolas gigantes--descubre los surcos que dejan sus pies en la nieve espesa y lo divertido que es hacer figuras de ángeles en la nieve.


"This translation of Keats's original Caldecott Medal winner captures the physical and emotional experiences of Peter and his delight in a snowfall."--School Library Journal

Where the wild things are.

Where the wild things are.

by Sendak, Maurice


This iconic story has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. When Max dresses in his wolf suit and causes havoc in the house, his mother sends him to bed. From there, Max sets sail to an island inhabited by the Wild Things, who name him king and share a wild rumpus with him. But then from far away across the world, Max smells good things to eat...

Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale

Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale

by Aardema, Verna

A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.

Wolf in the snow

Wolf in the snow

by Cordell, Matthew

A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

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