Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.
This week, the topic is a freebie. I went back over the topics I'd done as freebies before, and those weren't sparking my interest to revisit. So I texted a friend. She didn't have any ideas either. Well I was driving in to work the other day, when it hit me. I could do a top ten on my favorite award winning children's books! I'm limiting it specifically to both Newberry and the Caldecott winners.
Some of you may ask, what are those awards?
The Newberry medal is named for John Newberry, a British bookseller. It is awarded each year to a children's book for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. It was first awarded in 1922, and has been awarded annually since. Some years, there is one winner and several honor books. Other years there is only a winner. If you want to see the entire list of both winners and honor recipients, click here.
The Caldecott medal is awarded to illustrators. It is named in honor of the 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Like the Newberry medal, it is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. If you want to see the entire list, click here.
I had a hard time narrowing my list down to ten. So I have a total of 20 Newberry and Caldecott winners. I'll list the Newberry books first, and then the Caldecott.