“My Favorite Caldecott” matching game featuring Erin E. Stead

Photo by Nicole Haley

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 […]

“My Favorite Newbery” matching game featuring Neil Gaiman

photo by Philippe Matas

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 […]

Neil Gaiman’s Favorite Newbery

photo by Philippe Matas

What is Neil Gaiman’s favorite Newbery Medal book?

Paul O. Zelinsky’s Favorite Caldecott

What is Paul O. Zelinsky’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?

David Wiesner’s Favorite Caldecott

Black and White by David Macaulay

What is David Wiesner’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?

Jerry Pinkney’s Favorite Caldecott

Tuesday by David Wiesner

What is Jerry Pinkney’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?

Erin E. Stead’s Favorite Caldecott

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

What is Erin E. Stead’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?

Emily Arnold McCully’s Favorite Caldecott

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

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 […]

Beth Krommes’s Favorite Caldecott

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

What is Beth Krommes’s favorite Caldecott Medal book?

Laura Amy Schlitz’s Favorite Newbery

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

What is Laura Amy Schlitz’s favorite Newbery Medal book?