Annal: 2000 Randolph Caldecott Medal

Results of the Randolph Caldecott Medal in the year 2000.

Book:Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Simms Taback

Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes—just like this book! When Joseph’s coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that?

As children turn the pages of this book, they can use the die-cut holes to guess what Joseph will be making next from his amazing overcoat—while they laugh at the bold, cheerful artwork and learn that you can always make something, even out of nothing.

Book:A Child's Calendar

A Child's Calendar

John Updike, Trina Schart Hyman

From the short, frozen days of January, through the long green days of June, to the first light snowflakes of December, here are poems for all twelve months of the year. Each celebrates the familiar but nonetheless wondrous qualities that make a time of the year unique. Vibrant paintings follow the members of a busy, contented family and their friends through the seasons, capturing their affection for one another along with the snowy quiet of winter, the newness of spring, the still heat of summer, and the crispness of autumn.

Book:Sector 7

Sector 7

David Wiesner

Only the person who gave us Tuesday could have devised this fantastic tale, which begins with a school trip to the Empire State Building. There a boy makes friends with a mischievous little cloud, who whisks him away to the Cloud Dispatch Center for Sector 7 (the region that includes New York City). The clouds are bored with their everyday shapes, so the boy obligingly starts to sketch some new ones. . . . The wordless yet eloquent account of this unparalleled adventure is a funny, touching story about art, friendship, and the weather, as well as a visual tour de force.

Book:The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

Hans Christian Andersen, Jerry Pinkney

For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney’s spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers.With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale’s timeless appeal: The journey of the awkward little bird—marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons — is an unforgettable survival story; this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness. Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring drama to life.

Book:When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry...

When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry...

Molly Bang

This thoughtful story addresses one of the most difficult challenges facing parents: what to do when a child become angry.

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