More Caldecott Favorites

We’re almost ready to announce our reading list for the upcoming Mock Caldecott discussion, to be held on Saturday, January 26, from 2-4 p.m. In the meantime, here are a few more staff favorites.

Jerry Pinkney’s wordless book, The Lion and the Mouse, is one of Miss Lisa’s favorites.

“It is a timeless story with beautiful illustrations and no words are necessary to enjoy this wonderful picture book. Also, I have used it for storytime and it prompted a wonderful discussion! ” – Miss Lisa

Miss Becky expresses her appreciation for Chris Van Allsburg’s Polar Express¬† and Jumanji.


“My elementary school librarian read those to us and made their surreal nature come alive. I had never seen books before that were illustrated in such a dramatic, cinematic, full-page way. Then, the more I found out about art and art supplies, the more I realized I had never seen anyone use a pencil that way, either! Magic!” – Miss Becky

What books were magical to you? They may not have won the Caldecott, but what picture books do you remember from childhood? Let us know in the comments!


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