Put on your thinking caps! A Medalist matching game


The Horn Book Magazine asked Newbery and Caldecott Medalists Jerry Pinkney, Lois Lowry, Erin E. Stead, and David Wiesner (just to name a few!) to choose their favorite winning books from years past. Over the next few weeks, we’re putting readers to the test with a Medalist matching game. For each author or illustrator, you’ll […]

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?