Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018 Caldecott Medal Challenge



Hey everyone!  I once again created a new challenge from my blog called the "Caldecott Medal Challenge!"  Sorry this challenge is last notice, but after I was reading La La In the Library's intriguing Newbery Challenge post, I felt inspired to do something similar, except it deals with Caldecott Medal winners! Do you love reading children's books?  Then this challenge is definitely for you!


RULES:

  1. This challenge will run from January 21, 2018 - December 31, 2018.  This will be a yearly challenge, so you have plenty of time to read up on all the Caldecott Medal award winning books on this list.  Normally, this challenge would have started on January 1st, but because this challenge is recently new, it will start on January 21 for this year and next year, it will start on January 1st.
  2. This challenge is open-ended, which means that you don't necessarily have to read all the books on this list in one year.  You can read as many Caldecott Medal award winning books as you want and you will have plenty of time to complete this list or you can reread some books from this list, if you like.
  3. The sign up for this challenge will end on December 31, 2018, so you have until the end of the year to sign up for this challenge.
  4. The bonus reads is optional, which means that you don't have to read the Caldecott Honor books if you don't want to.  However, if you are interested in reading the Caldecott Honor books for some extra reading, you are free to do so.
  5. If you want to check out the complete list for the Caldecott Medal winners and honors, then feel free to check out the Association for Library Service site and you can pick out any one of the Caldecott Medal winners and honors from the list!


To get you started on this challenge, here's a complete list of Caldecott Medal winners that you can check out:

  • 2017: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)
  • 2016: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick (Little, Brown/Hachette)
  • 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)
  • 2009:  The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin Company)
  • 2008The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)
  • 2007: Flotsam by David Wiesner  (Clarion)
  • 2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua/Hyperion)
  • 2005: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)
  • 2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
  • 2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
  • 2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)
  • 2001: So You Want to Be President?, illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. George (Philomel Books)
  • 2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback (Viking)
  • 1999: Snowflake Bentley, illustrated by Mary Azarian, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)
  • 1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
  • 1997: Golem by David Wisniewski (Clarion)
  • 1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
  • 1995Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
  • 1994Grandfather's Journey, illustrated by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)
  • 1993: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
  • 1992: Tuesday by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
  • 1991: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)
  • 1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Philomel)
  • 1989: Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman (Knopf)
  • 1988: Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen (Philomel)
  • 1987: Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)
  • 1986: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
  • 1985: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown)
  • 1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)
  • 1983: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)
  • 1982: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
  • 1981: Fables by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
  • 1980: Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall (Viking)
  • 1979: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Bradbury)
  • 1978: Noah's Ark by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
  • 1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove (Dial)
  • 1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)
  • 1975: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott (Viking)
  • 1974: Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach (Farrar)
  • 1973: The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel (Dutton)
  • 1972: One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)
  • 1971: A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley (Atheneum)
  • 1970: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Windmill Books)
  • 1969: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text: retold by Arthur Ransome (Farrar)
  • 1968: Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley (Prentice-Hall)
  • 1967: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness (Holt)
  • 1966: Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclair Alger] (Holt)
  • 1965: May I Bring a Friend?, illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (Atheneum)
  • 1964: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
  • 1963: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
  • 1962: Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
  • 1961: Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text: Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)
  • 1960: Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida (Viking)
  • 1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)
  • 1958: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
  • 1957: A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry (Harper)
  • 1956: Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text: retold by John Langstaff) (Harcourt)
  • 1955: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
  • 1954: Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
  • 1953: The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward (Houghton)
  • 1952: Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text: Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] (Harcourt)
  • 1951: The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous (Scribner)
  • 1950: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi (Scribner)
  • 1949: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
  • 1948: White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)
  • 1947: The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown] (Doubleday)
  • 1946: The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham (Macmillan)
  • 1945: Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: Rachel Field (Macmillan)
  • 1944: Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber (Harcourt)
  • 1943: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton)
  • 1942: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
  • 1941: They Were Strong and Good , by Robert Lawson (Viking)
  • 1940: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (Doubleday)
  • 1939: Mei Li by Thomas Handforth (Doubleday)
  • 1938: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; text: selected by Helen Dean Fish (Lippincott)

Also, there's a bit of a bonus here if you want to read more books from the Caldecott Award winning series.  You can also read some of the Caldecott Honors. Here are some examples of Caldecott Honors you could read if you want to read some extra books for the challenge:

  • Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol (Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck)
  • Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Little Bee Books/Bonnier)
  • Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Ellis (Candlewick Press)
  • They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle Books)
  • Nana in the City written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo, (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)
  • Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Candlewick Press)
  • Viva Frida, written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book)
  • The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)
  • This One Summer, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki (First Second)
  • Blackout by John Rocco (Disney · Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group)
  • Grandpa Green by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership)
  • Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)
  • A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee (Harcourt, Inc.)
  • How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar Straus Giroux)
  • A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams , illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)
  • Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Ellen Levine (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)
  • First the Egg  by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook/Neal Porter)
  • The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain  by Peter Sís (Farrar/Frances Foster)
  • Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity  by Mo Willems (Hyperion)



If you are interested in joining this challenge, then feel free to sign up down below:



6 comments:

  1. I’m in the process of reading all the Newbery winners, but if I ever finish that, I’ll move on to the Caldecott winners. I’ve already finished all the Printz winners (except for last year’s). I’m slowly making my way through all the children’s book awards.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. What a great idea! I'm already doing the Newbery Medal Challenge, and I love good picture books, too. Is this open-ended like LaLa's Newbery Medal Challenge? If so, I think I may sign up!

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    1. Yes, this is open ended! You don't necessarily have to read all these books in one year and this is a challenge that will go on each year and you can do this challenge next year and pick up from where you left off!

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