Thursday, July 25, 2013

A few of my (least) favorite (Caldecott) things!

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, my coworker Brindi and I have been reading the Caldecott winners and honors.  Our goal? Read all 316 titles this year.  We had previously read several, but only a small fraction.  This task has not been easy.  We aren’t quite finished, as we are still waiting on two titles to arrive at our library.  Hopefully soon!

Excluding the two titles left to read, here is the list of my least favorites.  The list was compiled by reviewing the ratings I gave each title on  The list is ordered alphabetically by title.

Disliked (1 star)

  • Black and White by David Macaulay – 1991 winner
  • The Christmas Anna Angel by Ruth Sawyer; illustrated by Kate Seredy – 1945 honor
  • Fish for Supper by M.B. Goffstein – 1977 honor
  • The Forest Pool by Laura Adams Armer – 1939 honor
  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble – 1979 winner
  • The Golem: A Jewish Legend by Beverly Brodsky McDermott – 1977 honor
  • The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang – 1981 honor
  • Hawk I'm Your Brother by Byrd Baylor; illustrated by Peter Parnall – 1977 honor
  • Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow; illustrated by Maurice Sendak – 1963 honor
  • Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak – 1982 honor
  • Play with Me by Marie Hall Ets – 1956 honor
  • Pop Corn and Ma Goodness by Edna Mitchell Preston; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker – 1970 honor
  • Shadow by Blaise Cendrars; illustrated by Marcia Brown – 1983 winner
  • The Storm Book by Charlotte Zolotow
  • A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard
  • Wheel on the Chimney by Margaret Wise Brown

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