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Medalist matching game round-up

For our July/August 2012 special awards issue, The Horn Book Magazine asked Newbery and Caldecott Medalists to write about their favorite winning books. On Out of the Box we challenged readers to match each author or illustrator to his or her choice. We’ve collected all the entries here in case you missed any. For each […]

“My Favorite Caldecott” matching game featuring David Wiesner

David Wiesner has won the Caldecott Medal three times: in 1992 for Tuesday, in 2002 for The Three Pigs, and in 2007 for Flotsam. Which of these books is the illustrator’s favorite Caldecott winner? a) A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (2012) b) The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (2008) c) Black […]

“My Favorite Newbery” matching game featuring Laura Amy Schlitz

In 2008 Laura Amy Schlitz won the Newbery Medal for Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, which introduces readers to residents of a 1255 English village through twenty-two poetic portraits. Which of these other Newbery-winning books is her favorite? a) The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (1923) b) Strawberry Girl […]

“My Favorite Newbery” matching game featuring Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley won the 1985 Newbery for her high fantasy The Hero and the Crown, in which Aerin, the outcast daughter of the king, battles the great dragon Maur. Can you guess which of these Newbery-winning books is the author’s favorite? a) Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (2003) b) Number the Stars by […]

“My Favorite Caldecott” matching game featuring Emily Arnold McCully

Emily Arnold McCully received the 1993 Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire, the story of a 19th-century Parisian girl who learns to walk the high wire and, in the process, helps her mentor overcome his fears. Which of the books below is the illustrator’s favorite Caldecott-winning picture book? a) The Man Who Walked […]

“My Favorite Newbery” matching game featuring Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech received the 1995 Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the tale of 13-year-old Sal’s quest to find her missing mother. Can you guess her favorite Newbery-winning novel? a) Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (1992) b) Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (2000) c) Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt (1983) This post is […]

“My Favorite Newbery” matching game featuring Russell Freedman

Russell Freedman received the 1988 Newbery Medal for his meticulously researched Lincoln: A Photobiography. Which of these books is the historian’s favorite Newbery winner? a) Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (1973) b) The Story of Mankind by Hendrick Willem van Loon (1922) c) A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (2001) This […]

“My Favorite Caldecott” matching game featuring Paul O. Zelinsky

Paul O. Zelinsky took home the 1998 Caldecott Medal for the lush oil paintings in his retelling of Rapunzel. Guess which of the following titles is the illustrator’s favorite Caldecott-stickered book. a) Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears written by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (1977) b) Make Way for Ducklings […]

“My Favorite Caldecott” matching game featuring Jerry Pinkney

In 2010, Jerry Pinkney received the Caldecott Medal for his near-wordless, Serengeti-set retelling of Aesop’s fable The Lion and the Mouse. Guess which of the titles below is his favorite Caldecott-winning picture book. a) Tuesday by David Wiesner (1992) b) The Hello, Goodbye Window by Chris Raschka (2006) c) Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (1998) […]

“My Favorite Newbery” matching game featuring Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper (winner of this year’s Margaret A. Edwards Award) received the Newbery Medal in 1976 for The Grey King, the fourth entry in her Authurian legend–inspired fantasy series The Dark Is Rising. Guess which of the titles below is her favorite Newbery-winning novel. a) The High King by Lloyd Alexander (1969) b) The Westing […]