The Caldecott Challenge (Part IV)
As we learned yesterday, the challenge has become much easier. What started as my attempt to read every Caldecott winner in one day turned into just read every Caldecott winner. Let us continue…
1982: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
1983: Shadow , translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)
1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)
1985: Saint George and the Dragon , illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown)
1986: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
1987: Hey, Al , illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)
1988: Owl Moon , illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen (Philomel)
1989: Song and Dance Man , illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman (Knopf)
1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Philomel)
1991: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)
1992: Tuesday by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
1993: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
1994: Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)
1995: Smoky Night , illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
Reflections: Can we officially give the wildest two book stretch in Caldecott history to Black and White and Tuesday? Cool to re-read those two completely nontraditional books.
Progress: While I had a hard time (see: failed) reading every Caldecott winner in one day – I do think I can pull off reading them all.
Check back tomorrow for part V.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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