What is Your Favorite Caldecott?

The Caldecott Award is one of the most prestigious awards in American children’s literature, given to the “most distinguished” American picture book for children published the preceding year. A complete list of award winners can be found on the ALSC website. Here are some of the Westerville youth librarians favorites winners of the past.


“I love other Robert McCloskey books and Weston Wood’s version (which I saw on Captain Kangaroo) has a special place in my heart. ” – Miss Susan

“I love the action going on behind the action—her cottage through the seasons she is gone and the man who comes to visit. Also who wouldn’t love those wicked oni!?” – Miss Mickie


“The dark and light, the quiet text the thrill of being out late with dad…this is a perfect example of synergy between text and visuals. It reminds me of being little with my dad.”  – Miss Mickie

” . . . it captures that feeling I remember from childhood.” – Miss Susan

“These illustrations are just so beautiful — they look like what a fairy tale is supposed to look like!” – Miss Robin

“This story still seem so modern and fresh every time I read it. Groundbreaking visuals and a perfect ending.” – Miss Robin

What are some of your favorite Caldecott winners?




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