Caldecott Medal

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Jumanji, Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. 1982 Winner

1982 - Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg - Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say. 1994 Winner

Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal. A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. 1970 Winner

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig MM-CPSD Graded Reader J PB STEIG In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

Shadow (From the French of Blaise Cendrars) translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown. 1983 Winner

1983 Caldecott Medal Winner: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)

Tuesday by David Weisner. 1992 Winner

Viewing- I think wordless books are a great way to get children to look at a picture and figure out what is being conveyed. This is a great list of wordless books.

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 by Alice Provensen. 1984 Winner

The 1984 Caldecott Medal winners were Alice & Martin Provensen for "The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, July

A Story, a Story retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley. 1971 Winner

Winner of the 1971 Caldecott Medal. Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories.

Mirette on a the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully. 1993 Winner

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully - 1993 Caldecott Medal Winner

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears retold by Verna Aardema. 1976 Winner

Africa: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale: Verna Aardema. Why won't Mother Owl wake the sun so the day can begin? The animals pass the blame until it land on the mosquito--which explains whey she buzzes in ears to this day.

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove. 1977 Winner

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions (Picture Puffin Books): Margaret Musgrove, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon: 1977

Fables by Arnold Lobel. 1981 Winner

1981 - Fables by Arnold Lobel - Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. 1986 Winner

Fishpond Singapore, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Buy Books online: The Polar Express, ISBN Chris Van Allsburg

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