Sunday, March 3, 2013

Caldecott Challenge 1968-1970

3 years and 12 more Caldecott Challenge books read. 
Within this set there were many I remember from my childhood (I have a special place in my heart for all things Leo Lionni!).

Hardest to Find: Seashore Story by Taro Yashima
New to me favorite: The Emperor and the Kite written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Ed Young
Embarrassed I had not read before now: Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
Favorite re-read: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

A quick look at the winners and honors from 1968-70:

1968 Medal Winner: 

Drummer Hoff
illustrated by Ed Emberley
adapted by Barbara Emberley

1968 Honor Books:
by Leo Lionni

Seashore Story 
by Taro Yashima

The Emperor and the Kite
illustrated by Ed Young
written by Jane Yolen

1969 Medal Winner: 
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
retold by Arthur Ransome

1969 Honor Books:
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky
illustrated by Blair Lent
written by Elphinstone Dayrell

1970 Medal Winner: 
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble 
by William Steig

1970 Honor Books:
by Ezra Jack Keats

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse 
by Leo Lionni

Pop Corn & Ma Goodness
illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker 
written by Edna Mitchell Preston

Thy Friend, Obadiah 
by Brinton Turkle

The Judge: An Untrue Tale
illustrated by Margot Zemach
written by Harve Zemach

Caldecott Challenge Total (1938-1970): 144

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