Caldecott Medal Winners
by Sarah Paige Hunter
Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak (1964 winner)
Locomotive, by Brian Floca (2014 winner)
It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. This book invites you to hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. "Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!" The illustrations really bring the trains life and draw you in to each page. A simple, fun, informative read for K-2 classrooms!
This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen (2013 winner)
Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen (1988 winner)
The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein (2004 winner)
How We Will Use These Books in the Classroom
- To learn about the Caldecott Medal and what kinds of books it recognizes
- To pay close attention not only to the text in a book, but also the illustrations
- To make connections between the texts and the pictures; to see how the illustrations can help us understand what is going on in the text
- To understand why illustrations are important components of texts, books, etc.