Annal: 2005 Randolph Caldecott Medal

Results of the Randolph Caldecott Medal in the year 2005.

Book:Kitten's First Full Moon

Kitten's First Full Moon

Kevin Henkes

What a night!
The moon is full.
Kitten is hungry
and inquisitive
and brave
and fast
and persistent
and unlucky…
then lucky!
What a night!

Book:Coming On Home Soon

Coming On Home Soon

Jacqueline Woodson, E.B. Lewis

Ada Ruth’s mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It’s war time, and women are needed to fill the men’s jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon.

Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.

Book:Knuffle Bunny

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

Mo Willems

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind… Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy’s in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.

Book:The Red Book

The Red Book

Barbara Lehman

This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you”ll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story. In illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she”s never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over

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