Mirette and Bellini - In this Caldecott Medal-winning story, a young girl convinces a retired high-wire artist to teach her his trade — and in turn teaches him to overcome his own fear. "An exuberant and uplifting picture book." — New York Times
1968 Medal Winner: Barbara and Ed Emberley (author and illustrator) somehow brought together old school military technology, rhyme and flower power to create "Drummer Hoff," and the Caldecott committee stood up and took notice of the accomplishment. Click through to a great review.
The 2011 Caldecott Medal winner is A Sick Day for Amos McGee , illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. A Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing.
1963 Medal Winner: Ezra Jack Keats decided to make no big deal about the fact that his character in "The Snowy Day" happened to be an African-American child. The Caldecott committee sure took notice though!