Caldecott Books in January

If you followed my Reading List last year, then you know that I set a goal to read all of the Caldecott Medal winning books. It’s taking me awhile, but I am finally nearing the end! Here are the books we read in January:

1944: Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber
1949: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader
1957: A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry
1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney
1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove
1983: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars
1994: Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine

We really enjoyed The Big Snow and A Tree Is Nice, and they both ended up being the starter for a morning craft time.

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