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The Rough-Face Girl
The Rough-Face Girl's cruel sisters caused her to be scarred by forcing her to tend the fire.

All of the women in the village want to marry the Invisi...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
The Little Island
1947 Caldecott Medal Winner

The art in this book is either done in a combination of water color and some other kind of paint (maybe acrylic), or it's a...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
The Biggest Bear
1953 Caldecott Medal Winner

It looks like this one is ink and watercolor again--I think. If that's the case, then the watercolor techniques in the Cald...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Time of Wonder
1958 Caldecott Medal Winner

I've learned something looking at all of these Caldecott winners--I have difficulty telling the difference between watercol...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Julie of the Wolves (Julie of the Wolves, #1)
1973 Newbery Medal Winner

The wolves were not really enough to hook me on this one--I became more interested as Miyax's back story was explained in the...more
Aug 29, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter
1984 Batchelder Award Winner

This is a wonderful story about Ronia, the daughter of fierce robber Matt, who spends her time living like a wild child in...more
Oct 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Owl Moon
1988 Caldecott Medal Winner

Oh, man. Back to ink and watercolor, but what beautiful illustrations! The little girl and her daddy are in warm brown and...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Everyone Poops
This is an awesome book for children all about poop. They can learn about how different animals make different kinds of poop, and that eating leads to...more
Sep 05, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
Reptiles : A Look Inside Series
A very cool engineered book about different types of reptiles--there are holes in some of the pages with clear plastic layers. Each layer has a differ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (The Magic School Bus, #5)
Ms. Frizzle promises her class a trip to the ocean, but they are not expecting a trip into the ocean as the magic bus drives into the waves, picking u...more
Oct 02, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins #1)
1961 Newbery Medal Winner

Karana is a member of a small group of native americans living on San Nicolas island off the coast of California in the early...more
Mar 28, 2013
Aug 23, 2011
Lonesome for Bears: A Woman's Journey in the Tracks of the Wilderness
This is another one that I picked up during my library work. I really, really want to say I liked this book, because I learned a number of interesting...more
May 11, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
Make Way for Ducklings
1942 Caldecott Medal Winner

This is the best of the older Caldecott books, imo. Brown pencil illustrations give us a detailed vision of the ducks and t...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea (Scientists in the Field Series)
2007 Orbis Pictus Award Winner

Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join an expedition of scientists and others to Papua New Guinea. Their mission? To find and...more
Feb 15, 2014
Sep 12, 2011
A Tree Is Nice
1957 Caldecott Medal Winner

Color pages alternate with black and white... looks like oil paintings maybe with some ink(?) Probably mostly paint.

I thoug...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
The Big Snow
1949 Caldecott Medal Winner

Beautifully realistic pencil(?) and watercolor illustrations in this book.

Some animals are leaving for the winter, and oth...more
Sep 08, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
1992 Caldecott Medal Winner

Incredibly detailed and realistic watercolor illustrations in this one.

I thought the story was odd and imaginative, but pre...more
Sep 03, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
A cute and unique story about Owen, a baby hippo whose pod was washed out to sea during the 2004 tsunami, and the 130-year-old tortoise Mzee at Haller...more
Aug 31, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
2007 Caldecott Medal Winner

Wiesner's incredibly detailed watercolor illustrations dazzle in this graphic-novel-esque picture book.

I remember not likin...more
Apr 03, 2012
Aug 20, 2011
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
2011 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner

This is a great children's book (and very informative for adults too) about the recovery effort for the kakapo parro...more
Sep 30, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Owly, Vol. 1:  The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer
This graphic novel is incredibly adorable--and although it's not much more than adorable, it's still definitely worth a read. My husband had to put up...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
White Snow, Bright Snow
1948 Caldecott Medal Winner

I think this one is also water color, but it's very dark. Lots of gray and primary colors. The style is abstract, of which...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Snowflake Bentley
1999 Caldecott Medal Winner

Beautiful woodcut and water color illustrations adorn this book about Wilson Bentley, the first person to photograph snow f...more
Apr 15, 2012
Aug 20, 2011
Pickets and Dead Men: Seasons on Rainier
A fascinating book about Bree Loewen's experiences over three years as a climbing ranger on Mt. Rainier. Those rangers face an incredibly tough life,...more
Dec 23, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
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