2012 BGHB honoree Erin E. Stead received the 2011 Caldecott for A Sick Day for Amos McGee (written by husband Philip C. Stead). When Amos, a kindly zookeeper, is stuck home with a cold, his charges visit to cheer him up. Guess which of the titles below is the illustrator’s favorite Caldecott winner. a) Sylvester and […]
Neil Gaiman won the 2009 Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book, the Jungle Book–inspired story of a living boy raised by ghosts. Guess which of these titles is his favorite Newbery winner. a) Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (2012) b) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1963) c) When You Reach Me […]
What is Paul O. Zelinsky’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?
Make Way for Ducklings (1942): Because I loved it as a child and believe its appeal is timeless. The masterly, unshowy illustrations carry the narrative and characterizations and establish a particular time and place that becomes universal. Because it is a story—involving, amusing, enlarging—whose form perfectly fits the picture book. —Emily Arnold McCully, winner of […]