When the Ant Bug was younger, I set a goal to read all of the Caldecott Medal winning books. We read a few each month and we finished the list in February of 2010. You can see my list of favorites here. Now it is five years later, and this summer we are reading the recent winners and reviewing our favorites.
2015: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)
2014: Locomotive by Brian Floca (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
2013: This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)
2012: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.)
2011: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead (Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
2010: The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown and Company)
All of the winners were enjoyable, with great illustrations, of course. We have read and enjoyed A Sick Day for Amos McGee a few times in the past, and I think The Adventures of Beekle will make it on our re-read favorites list.
What is your favorite Caldecott Medal winning book?