Caldecott Challenge Update

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We read a bunch of Caldecott Medal and Honor books this week. I am loving the 1950s and 60s and have developed an obsession with Will and Nicolas. Why aren’t their books still in print?? I assumed that some of these books would be familiar to me from my own childhood, but only a couple seemed vaguely familiar.

1989 Medal: Song and Dance Man written by Karen Ackerman and illustrated by Stephen Gammell

song and dance man

1989 Honor: Goldilocks and the Three Bears written and illustrated by James Marshall


1972 Medal: One Fine Day written and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian

one fine day

1967 Honor: Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky, written by Elphinstone Dayrell and illustrated by Blair Lent

why the sun and the moon sun and moon

1968 Medal Winner: Drummer Hoff, written by Barbara Emberly and illustrated by Ed Emberly

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1968 Honor: Frederick written and illustrated by Leo Lionni


1968 Honor: Seashore Story written and illustrated by Taro Yashima

seashore story

1968 Honor: The Emperor and the Kite, written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Ed Young

emperor and kite emperoer and kite 1

1966 Honor: Hide and Seek Fog, written by Alvin Tresselt and illustrated by Roger DuVoisin

hide and seek fog hide and seek fog 1

1965 Medal: May I Bring a Friend? written by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers and illustrated by Beni Montresor

may i bring a friend may i bring

1964 Honor: Swimmy by Leo Lionni

swimmy swimmy 1

1959 Honor: Umbrella written and illustrated by Taro Yashima


1952 Medal: Finders Keepers written by Will and illustrated by Nicolas

finders keepers finders keepers 1 finders keepers 3

1946 Medal: The Rooster Crows written and illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham

rooster rooster crows rosster crows

1943 Honor: Marshmallow written and illustrated by Clare Turlay Newberry

marshmallow marsh

1939 Medal: Mei Li written and illustrated by Thomas Handforth

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