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Caldecott Medal Winning Books for First and Second Grade

Inspire your early readers with classic picture books that won the national award of distinction for illustration.
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Click, Clack, Moo
Series: Ready-to-Read
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.

Farmer Brown thinks it's odd when he hears typing sounds coming from the barn. But his troubles really begin when his cows start leaving him notes.
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Picture Book: $12.76

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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. And as children will soon see, theirs is a marvelous friendship.

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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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Paperback Book: $6.39

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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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Picture Book: $13.59

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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. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day.

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Board Book: $5.59

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Picture Book: $13.59

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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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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 interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
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 Book: $5.59

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