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January 21, 2010

My Favorite Caldecott Books

I promised to share my favorite picture books that won a Caldecott. Here are three of my favorites.

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young.
The pictures are so vivid! I used the book every year in 4th grade when I taught my fairy tales unit. The class always did a compare/contrast with this book.

Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (Yes this is from 1940).
I clearly remember my 3rd grade teacher reading this book to me. It is one of those childhood memories that sticks out in my head! I loved the story and the old fashioned pictures.

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
This is such a clever book! I love how the pigs jump out of the story frames and visit other fairy tales. This is a great story to teach inferences and point of view. I just love how creative the story & illustrations are in this book!

Well, there you have it! What are your favorite picture books and why?
Happy Reading!

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