Saturday, March 16, 2013

Caldecott Challenge 1974-80

6 years - 24 books - a big leap forward in my Caldecott Challenge reading.

It was Spring Break this week, so I decided to play a little catch-up with my #nerdcott reading.
With 1974 I am now officially reading award winners from my own lifetime.

Most Helpful for my 6th grade Castle Project: Castle (Honor 1978)

Least controversial naked children after Sendak's In the Night Kitchen - (Honor 1971): Ben's Trumpet (Honor 1980) & It Could Always Be Worse (Honor 1978)

Top Left: In the Night Kitchen, Top Right: Ben's Trumpet,
Bottom: It Could Always Be Worse

Most read as a board book in my home: Freight Train (Honor 1979)

Most frequent Author of the 70s award books: Byrd Baylor with 4 titles: When Clay Sings (Honor 1973), The Desert is Theirs (Honor 1976), Hawk I'm Your Brother (Honor 1977), The Way to Start a Day (Honor 1979).

Most frequent illustrators of the 70s: Margot Zemach with 3 titles: The Judge (Honor 1970), Duffy and the Devil (Winner 1974), It Could Always be Worse (Honor 1978)
and Peter Parnall with 3 titles: The Desert is Theirs (Honor 1976), Hawk I'm Your Brother (Honor 1977), The Way to Start a Day (Honor 1979).

Most conflicting feelings about a title: Arrow to the Sun (Winner 1975). I love the bold, graphic illustrations but am disappointed by the misrepresentation of Pueblo Indian Life.

Favorite New Read: The Treasure (Honor 1980)

Favorite Familiar Reads: Strega Nona (Honor 1976) & The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (Honor 1980)

Favorite year as a whole: 1980: Ox Cart Man, Ben's Trumpet, Garden of Abdul Gasazi, & The Treasure

Medal Winner: 
Duffy and the Devil
illustrated by Margot Zemach
retold by Harve Zemach

Honor Books:

Three Jovial Huntsmen 
by Susan Jeffers

by David Macaulay

Medal Winner:
Arrow to the Sun 
by Gerald McDermott

Honor Book:

Jambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet Book
illustrated by Tom Feelings
written by Muriel Feelings

Medal Winner: 
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
retold by Verna Aardema 

Honor Books:

The Desert is Theirs
illustrated by Peter Parnall
written by Byrd Baylor

Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola

Medal Winner: 
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions
illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
written by Margaret Musgrove

Honor Books:

The Amazing Bone 
by William Steig

The Contest
by Nonny Hogrogian

Fish for Supper 
by M. B. Goffstein

The Golem: A Jewish Legend 
by Beverly Brodsky McDermott

Hawk, I'm Your Brother
illustrated by Peter Parnall
written by Byrd Baylor

Medal Winner: 
Noah's Ark 
by Peter Spier

Honor Books:

by David Macaulay

It Could Always Be Worse
by Margot Zemach

Medal Winner: 
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses 
by Paul Goble

Honor Books:

Freight Train 
by Donald Crews 

The Way to Start a Day
illustrated by Peter Parnall
written by Byrd Baylor

Medal Winner: 
Ox-Cart Man
illustrated by Barbara Cooney
written by Donald Hall

Ben's Trumpet 
by Rachel Isadora

The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi 
by Chris Van Allsburg

The Treasure 
by Uri Shulevitz

Caldecott Challenge Total 1938-1980: 181 

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