Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
On Randolph Caldecott’s birthday, I made note of my favorite of the winners of the annual Caldecott Medal for outstanding illustrations in children’s books.
I try to imagine how agonizing it must be for the judges to come up with just ONE book each year. You can see what I mean if you look over the Caldecott Honor Books, the titles that didn’t make it for the Medal, but were so good the judges just had to recognize them.
To take it one step further, these books are reminders of the other excellent work by the same illustrators–classics on a child’s bookshelf.
Here are a few of my favorite Caldecott Honor Books–from 1940, 1949, 1962, and 1971 respectively.
I’ll post more another day.
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