Saturday, January 7, 2012

Caldecott Medal and Honors - 1938

More holds arrived for me at my local library, and I also brought home a few from my school library.

I now have almost all of the Medal and Honor books from the first decade of the award and am going as chronologically as I am able.

Since the early books, in particular the honor books, may be more difficult for those participating in the Caldecott Reading Challenge to find, I thought I would take a more in depth look at a few of them on the blog.

1938 - The first year the Caldecott Medal was awarded

Animals from the Bible
Caldecott Medal

Four and Twenty Blackbirds.
Caldecott Honor

Link to color photos of Under the Window by Kate Greenaway mentioned in the video

The Seven Simeons
Caldecott Honor

Were I on the the very first selection committee I would definitely have selected the Seven Simeons as the Medal winner.

Interested in joining us on the Caldecott Medal and Honor Book Reading Challenge? Find out more here.

1 comment:

  1. Is this a personal challenge or one for you to do with students?