Sunday, March 31, 2013

Caldecott Challenge 1981-1982

I have now entered my elementary school years with the Caldecott Challenge.
'81 and '82 were honor book heavy years with 4 honor books each, making 10 more books toward the challenge - a current total of 191 books out of 316 

Creepiest book from this set: Outside Over There by Sendak wins this for sure. Goblins stealing a baby and replacing it with an ice baby replica that melts = Cree-Pee!

Most cats in the illustrations: A Visit to William Blake's Inn. With the tigers and the King of Cats, there are many featured felines in this one. I wish I had done a better job of officially tracking the Cats of Caldecott, I am sure that there are a few I have missed along the way. (Look for cats in 4 of the other titles below)

Strongest Minnesota Connection: St. Paul-ite and Illustrator of Where the Buffaloes Begin, Stephen Gammell lives just over there ~points~ on the other side of the river.

Newbery Challenge / #nerdbery Connection: A Visit to William Blake's Inn. The only Newbery winner to appear in the Caldecott Challenge.

Favorite title of this set: Jumanji by VanAllsburg. He is a master story teller along with being an amazing artist. VanAllsburg is one of my all time favorite author/illustrators. I also love that he includes a bull terrier in all of his books.

Jumanji also wins the category of most special copy from this set:

2003 Was the year I became a school librarian!

Medal Winner: 
by Arnold Lobel

Honor Books:

The Bremen-Town Musicians
by Ilse Plume

The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher 
by Molly Bang 

Mice Twice 
by Joseph Low

by Donald Crews

Medal Winner: 
by Chris Van Allsburg

Honor Books:

Where the Buffaloes Begin 
illustrated by Stephen Gammell
written by Olaf Baker

On Market Street
illustrated by Anita Lobel
written by Arnold Lobel

Outside Over There 
by Maurice Sendak

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen
written by Nancy Willard

Current Caldecott Challenge total 1938-1982: 191

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