Category Archives: Caldecott

50th Anniversary Where the Wild Things Are

The Niblings have alerted me to the fact that Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is 50 years old this month. You can read their insights here, here and here. The illustration above represents that joyfully textless interlude where Max is all on his own.  I remember when I used to read this to [...]


It’s a perfect day for this book…at least where I am. I know there are lots of books that celebrate snow, but for some reason this one really captures the feeling for me better than any other.  ”‘No Snow’ said Radio. ‘It’ll melt’ said woman with umbrella. ”  Despite all the dire predictions to the [...]

Happy ALA Awards Day: Caldecott, Newbery, Printz and more…

All the news about the Academy Awards of kids’ books can be found here. What do you think of the decisions? Let me know in the comments.