This post covers my years in high school and starts a stretch of time when I don't remember reading any picture books. There are many familiar books in these Caldecott years, but I did not "meet" them until I became a teacher or librarian.
The Cupcake's favorite: "More More More," Said the Baby - Her response, "Let's do that one again!"
I wish I had read in high school: Bill Peet: An Autobiography - Reading it now I was fascinated by his connection to early Disney films. I know I would have loved reading this when it came out.
I also love that Bill Peet has another Caldecott connection - he had a big role in turning 1943 Caldecott Winner The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton into a Disney short.
But... um... the book is soooo much better.
See for yourself:
Most often checked out from my library: Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. There is something about this trickster tale that kids in my library love. Any time of year, this one gets circs.
Favorite Cover: I love that Puss in Boots - probably not too much of a surprise after so many references to the "cats of Caldecott" that I would be drawn to one that is front and center on the cover.
1990 Medal Winner:
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
1990 Honor Books:
Bill Peet: An Autobiography
The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
1991 Medal Winner:
Black and White
1991 Honor Books:
Puss in Boots
illustrated by Fred Marcellino
"More More More," Said the Baby: Three Love Stories