Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What are your favorite Caldecott Honor books?

In my post about Caldecott Medalists, Liz from By the Nightlight mentioned several wonderful honor books in the comments section of the post. There are so many terrific Caldecott honor books that I had to write a whole new post about them.

My favorite Caldecott Honor books are:

  • 2006: Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth
  • 2005: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
  • 2005: The Red Book by Barbara Lehman
  • 2004: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • 2001: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type illustrated by Betsy Lewin, written by Doreen Cronin
  • 2000: Sector 7 by David Wiesner
  • 1993: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, illustrated by Lane Smith; text: Jon Scieszka
  • 1989: Free Fall by David Wiesner
  • 1988: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe
  • 1979: Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • 1976: Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola
  • 1971: Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • 1959: What Do You Say, Dear? illustrated by Maurice Sendak; written by Sesyle Joslin
  • 1951: If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
  • 1948: Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
  • 1948: McElligot's Pool by Dr. Seuss
  • 1940: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

By the way, I've been impressed at how many people have voted in my Caldecott poll so far.

The current leaders are The Polar Express and Where the Wild Things Are.

In second place are Flotsam, Officer Buckle and Gloria, The Snowy Day and Make Way for Ducklings.

And tied for third place are Tuesday, Hey, Al, Saint George and the Dragon, Jumanji, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

Keep the votes coming!

1 comment:

  1. As far as honor books, I have to throw in my vote for Tibet Through the Red Box and Starry Messenger by Peter Sis (though I may be biased because I did an author project on him in library school. I also love Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young, King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood (a storytime favorite around here), and Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel (<3 <3 Frog and Toad...). Great post!