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Caldecott Medal Winners for Grades 1-2

Inspire your early readers with picture books that won the national award of distinction for illustration.
 
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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin Illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Farmer Brown
has a problem.
His cows like to type.
All day long he hears

Click, clack, MOO.
Click, clack, MOO.
Clickety, clack, MOO.

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Coming on Home Soon
by Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time.

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Frog and Toad Are Friends
by Arnold Lobel Illustrated by Arnold Lobel

It's April, and Frog is looking forward to a whole year of happy times with his best friend, Toad. If only Toad would agree to wake up from his long winter nap! In the first of five short stories, clever Frog finds a way to rouse his sleepy friend.

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Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey Illustrated by Robert McCloskey

The New York Times describes Robert McCloskey's Caldecott Medal-winning book as "one of the merriest picture books ever." Young children will delight in the story of a mother duck's search for the perfect place to lay her eggs, as well as her loving protection of the brood once they are hatched.

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Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by John Schoenherr

A young girl and her father take a nighttime stroll near the farm where they live to look for owls. It is a beautiful night, a moonlit winter night.

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The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Wake up with Peter to a snow-covered day where adventure awaits. In simple words and beautiful pictures, this Caldecott-winning book conveys the silent wonder of a city snowfall and a small boy's solitary delight in it.

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The Stray Dog
by Marc Simont Illustrated by Marc Simont

When a little dog appears at a family picnic, the girl and boy play with him all afternoon, and they name him Willy. At day's end they say good-bye. But the dog has won their hearts and stays on their minds.

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Swimmy
by Leo Lionni

A little black fish in a school of red fish discovers a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

Praise for Swimmy

"Exquisite...truly reflects the ethereal quality of underwater life." — School Library Journal starred review

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Paperback Picturebooks : $5.99

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What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?
by Robin Page Illustrated by Steve Jenkins

A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this beautifully illustrated interactive guessing book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
by Verna Aardema Illustrated by Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon

In this West African folk tale, retold by Verna Aardema, a mosquito brags to an iguana that he spied a farmer digging yams as big as mosquitoes. The iguana scoffs at such a notion and refuses to listen to any more nonsense.

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Yo! Yes?
by Chris Raschka Illustrated by Chris Raschka

Chris Raschka's Caldecott Honor classic is a simple yet dramatic story about friendship.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $5.59

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