Caldecott Award Honors

Time Flies

September 22, 2016
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Wordless book. A bird in a museum flying by dino skeletons goes back in time, gets eaten by a dinosaur, but then forward so it's a skeleton again.

Message: 

Teaches about dinosaurs.

Working Cotton

September 22, 2016
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Written in dialect. Comes out better than the Duke Ellington book. About a young girl and her family going to pick cotton.

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Historical fiction.

Hansel and Gretel

September 22, 2016
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Wow, not even a stepmother but their actual mother leaves them in the woods. This illustrator can't draw children's faces. Traditional tale, except when the children leave the cottage they loot it of a bunch of precious jewels, and by the time they return home their evil mother has died.

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None.

Journey

September 22, 2016
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Wordless. Kind of an older-kid version of Harold and the Purple Crayon, where a girl draws a door into a fantastical world, and ends up making a friend.

Message: 

Imagination is powerful.

Harlem

September 22, 2016
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Wonderful collage and mixed-media art. A long poem discussing Harlem as a place where anyone can succeed regardless of the color of their skin.

Message: 

Don't discriminate.

An American ABC

September 22, 2016
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What. It's kind of long, but also quaint and a bit racist. And it was published in 1952, before the Pledge of Allegiance changed. Interesting in some ways.

Message: 

America is awesome.

Fly High, Fly Low

September 22, 2016
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Very wordy. Some pigeons live in a letter B in a sign, and then the sign gets taken down and there's fog and they have to find each other again.

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None.

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