A Ball for Daisy just won the 2012 Caldecott.
I'm sure it's a lovely book, but for whatever reason, I did not choose to buy it this fall. I will now, rest assured, but it's much more fun to already HAVE the Caldecott winner in our collection.
I bought lots of other great titles this year, ones that were on many "Caldecott Contender" lists, but alas, they came up short of the gold medal. Happily, I did buy two of the three silver medal winners: Blackout and Me...Jane)
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And so for this week's book talk post, I list 10 picture books in my home that I dearly love, none of which have won the Caldecott.
What picture books do YOU have lying around that missed the Caldecott call?
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz
The Midnight Farm
written by Reeve Lindbergh and illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Toot and Puddle: You are My Sunshine
written and illustrated by Holly Hobbie
Herbert the Lion
written and illustrated by Clare Turlay Newberry
The Easter Egg Artists
written and illustrated by Adrianne Adams
written and illustrated by Don Freeman
written by Arthur Dorros and illustrated by Elisa Kleven
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
retold by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Harold and the Purple Crayon
written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson
The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Golden Book)
by Particia M. Scarry
* Nostalgia alert!