The Caldecott Medal is an honor awarded yearly to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The Caldecott Challenge provides students the opportunity to be awarded a medal of their own! Students must read ALL the winning Caldecott titles, from 1938 to the present, and complete a response form for each title, to be eligible their own Caldecott medal. Parents and other family members are encouraged to complete the Challenge with their student. Response forms must completed by the second week in April (to allow time for ordering/engraving). Medals will be awarded at the end of the school year.
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2019 Medal Winner - HELLO LIGHTHOUSE by Sophie Blackall
A beloved picture book from two-time Caldecott Medal award-winner Sophie Blackall that transports readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!
Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life of a lighthouse keeper and his family unfolds as the keeper boils water for tea, lights the lamp's wick, and writes every detail in his logbook. Step back in time and through the door of this iconic lighthouse into a cozy dollhouse-like interior with the extraordinary award-winning artist Sophie Blackall.