Archive for the ‘Caldecott Medal Winner’ Category

May I bring a Friend?

Saturday, September 13th, 2008
by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by Beni Montresor
If the King and Queen invited you to tea, what kind of friend would you bring? Our little hero brings a series of animal friends to visit and each are heartily welcomed. This is the Caldecott Award winner for 1965. Recommended for ages 4-8.

Flotsam

Thursday, September 11th, 2008
illustrated by David Wiesner
When an underwater camera washes up on the shore, a little boy has the film developed and discovers the most amazing underwater scenes imaginable. Weisner deftly weaves his tale from picture to picture; words would simply spoil the fun. This is the Caldecott Award winner for 2007. Recommended for ages 3-8.

Arrow to the Sun

Friday, August 22nd, 2008
retold and illustrated by Gerald McDermott
Arrow to the Sun
How can a young boy follow in his father’s footsteps when his father is the Sun? Originally a Pueblo Indian folktale, this Caldecott Medal winner (1975) is delightfully retold with captivatingly bright illustrations. Recommended for ages 3-8.

Where the Wild Things Are

Thursday, August 7th, 2008
written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are
Max dons a wolf suit in pursuit of mischief and ends up in the middle of a forest full of Wild Things. It sparks the imagination, tickles the funny bone, and leaves you feeling snug and adventurous all at the same time. This is the Caldecott Award winner for 1964. This is a monster-ously good book! Recommended for ages 4-8.