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 […]
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 […]