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This one made the backs of my knees hurt when I saw the image of him stepping out onto the wire.

Medal Winner The 2004 Caldecott Medal winner is The Man Who Walked Between the Towers illustrated and written by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)

1950 Medal Winner: Leo Politi won with another Southern California story in "Song of the Swallows," told through the eyes of the young bell ringer at San Juan Capistrano.

Description Written and illustrated by Leo Politi Song of the Swallows, which won the Caldecott Medal when it was first published in was written and illus

‘Houses from the Sea’ by Alice E. Goudey, illustrated by Adrienne Adams: A sister and brother spend a day at the beach admiring the shapes and colors of seashells. They compare each shell to objects that mimic their shape—butterfly wings, castle turrets, spiral staircases, tops, and more. Info is given about mollusks that live in shells and about how shells are made. K-8, Amazon.com  (mare.lawrencehallosscience)

1960 Honor: Alice E. Goudey's "Houses from the Sea" features illustrations by Adrienne Adams. The "houses," of course are sea creatures' shells.

Emily Arnold McCully's MIRETTE ON THE HIGH WIRE: Mirette becomes Mirette the Musical on 4/23/2016 (http://catherine2487.wix.com/balkinbuddies#!Emily-Arnold-McCully%E2%80%99s-MIRETTE-ON-THE-HIGH-WIRE-becomes-MIRETTE-THE-MUSICAL-on-April-23-2016-to-May-8-2016/e4t0w/5702872b0cf2e0dbcac40174)

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.

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.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee , illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead. A Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing.     In this tender tale of reciprocity and friendship, zookeeper Amos McGee gets the sniffles and receives a surprise visit from his caring animal friends.

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.

Golem by David Wisniewski. 1997 Caldecott Medal winner. The story of the Golem, a clay giant who protects Jewish families in 16th century Prague.

Golem by David Wisniewski. The story of the Golem, a clay giant who protects Jewish families in century Prague.

March 11th: Author-illustrator Ezra Jack Keats was born on this day in 1916. His The Snowy Day became an instant classic in 1963, winning the Caldecott Medal. Wanda Gág, who wrote and illustrated Millions of Cats, was also born on this day.

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!

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