Caledecott Medal & Honor Books (1994 onwards)
The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards the Caldecott Medal annually since 1938 to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The award was created in response to concerns that the artists creating picture books were not getting as much recognition as the authors of children’s books.
Named in honour of Randolph Caldecott, a 19th century English illustrator who was known for his picture book illustrations, the Caldecott medal is one of the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.In addition to the Caldecott Medal, three other books are also presented as Caldecott Honor books yearly. These books can be identified by gold and silver medals on the book covers.
Check out a selection of these award-winning titles available at our libraries.
Author: David Wiesner
Publisher: New York: Clarion Books, c2006
Call No.: JP WIE
Summary: Oh, the wonders and mysteries of the underwater world are revealed when a boy stumbles upon an underwater camera and sees the photos in it. Who would have known that the there are puffer fish outfitted as hot air balloons or even colonies in sea turtles’ backs. Let this multiple-award-winning author take you on a breathtaking adventure.
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Author: Lindsay Mattick
Publisher: New York; Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Call No.: JP 599.78 MAT
Summary: A true story of how Captain Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian, rescues a baby bear on his way to care for horses during World War I. The bear, Winnie, travels with Captain Harry on an extraordinary journey from the fields of Canada, across the Atlantic Ocean to England where she is finally left in the London Zoo for her safety. Apart from the remarkable friendship between man and animal, the story talks about the wonderful adventures of Winnie the bear as she travels around the world.
Kitten’s First Full Moon
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publisher: [New York]: Greenwillow Books, c2004
Call No.: JP HEN
Summary: Using black and white illustrations that seem to shimmer, this story tells of Kitten’s first adventure with the full moon. Kitten thinks she sees a bowl of milk in the sky. But when she tries to stick out her tongue to drink from it, she gets a bug on her tongue. Undeterred, she tries to jump high up into the sky to get that “little bowl of milk, just waiting”, seemingly, for her.
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
Author: Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Publisher: Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt/Red Wagon Books, 2008
Call No.: JP CHO - [BA]
Summary: Ella Sarah is a girl who knows her own mind. Her family tries to decide for her what she should wear to the party but she stands firm on her decision. And her outfit turns out to be just right for the party.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Author: Mo Willems
Publisher: New York: Hyperion Books for Children, c2003
Call No.: JP WIL
Summary: The likeness of a young child captured in the character of a lovable little blue pigeon that pleads, bargains and attempts to trick the reader into granting his wish to drive the bus.
My Friend Rabbit
Author: Eric Rohmann
Publisher: New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2011
Call No.: JP ROH - [BA]
Summary: A story about the friendship between a rabbit and a mouse. Rabbit is the unlucky friend who is always getting into trouble, and Mouse is a good friend who stands by Rabbit’s side.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
Creator: Doreen Cronin
Publisher: New York: Little Simon, 2010
Call No.: JP CRO-[BA]
Summary: Farmer Brown’s cows found an old typewriter in the barn and started making demands. To the harassed farmer’s dismay, the cows and the hens on the farm go on strike when the farmer refuses to give in to their demands.
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Author: Simms Taback
Publisher: New York: Viking, 1999
Call No.: JP TAB
Summary: Joseph’s patched overcoat is already full of holes. And when it got too old and shabby, Joseph made the overcoat into a jacket. Find out what Joseph made his overcoat into next!
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Author: Sick Day for Amos
Publisher: New York: Roaring Brook, 2010
Call No.: JP STE
Summary: Amos McGee is a zookeeper who dedicates his time to all his animal friends in the zoo. He plays chess with the elephant, races with the tortoise (and lets him win), keeps the penguin company, wipes the rhinoceros’ nose and reads the owl bedtime stories. What will the animals do when Amos is down with the flu? Children will be in for a pleasant surprise in this heartwarming tale about friendship.
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Author: Peggy Rathmann
Publisher: New York: Putnam's, c1995
Call No.: JP RAT
Summary: The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle’s safety tips, till one day Gloria, the new police dog accompanies him to his safety speeches.
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Author: Kevin Henkes
Publisher: New York, N.Y.: Greenwillow Books, c1993
Call No.: JP HEN
Summary: Owen’s parents try to get him to give up his favourite blanket before he starts school. But when all efforts fail, there’s a solution that makes everyone happy.