Monday, June 17, 2013

Caldecott Challenge 1986-1989

It's the end of the 80s!
The decade of my elementary and junior high years.

Books including illustrations with the number 5: 2! The Song and Dance Man (Winner 1989) and The Relatives Came (Honor 1986). Both illustrated by Minnesotan Stephen Gammell. We may have a number connection as well as a location connection!

The Cupcake's favorite (my 3 yr old): Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - as soon as we finished reading she was pretending to be Nyasha.

Title I remember reading in the 80s:  King Bidgood's in the Bathtub - I would have been in 6th or 7th grade when this first came out, but my little sister would have been about 4. So I think that is why I would have read it at the time. I still love the totally absurd humor! Love the secrets of the illustrations too.

Number of books including cats in the illustrations: Only 2 this time - Goldilocks and the Three Bears & Mirandy and Brother Wind  (unless you count the lion from Alphabatics).

Number of books including a Bull Terrier: Just The Polar Express, but he's extra special.

1986 Medal Winner:  
The Polar Express  
by Chris Van Allsburg

1986 Honor Books:

The Relatives Came
 illustrated by Stephen Gammell
written by Cynthia Rylant 

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
illustrated by Don Wood
written by Audrey Wood

1987 Medal Winner:  
Hey, Al
illustrated by Richard Egielski
written by Arthur Yorink

1987 Honor Books: 

The Village of Round and Square Houses 
 by Ann Grifalconi 

by Suse MacDonald 

by Paul O. Zelinsky

1988 Medal Winner:  
Owl Moon
 illustrated by John Schoenherr
written by  Jane Yolen

1988 Honor Book: 
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
by John Steptoe

1989 Medal Winner:  
Song and Dance Man
illustrated by Stephen Gammell
written by Karen Ackerman 

1989 Honor Books:
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap
illustrated by Allen Say
written by Diane Snyder 

Free Fall  
by David Wiesner 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears  
by James Marshall 

Mirandy and Brother Wind  
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
written by Patricia C. McKissack 

Caldecott Challenge Total 1938-1989: 215

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