Caldecott Medal Awards 1980s
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children for the best American picture book for children.
Song and Dance Man
Illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.
Illustrated by John Schoenherr
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
Illustrated by Richard Egielski
A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well.
The Polar Express
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
Saint George and the Dragon
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which in 1909 became the first heavier-than-air machine to fly the English Channel.
Illustrated by Marcia Brown
Free verse evocation of the eerie, shifting images of Shadow which represents the beliefs and ghosts of the past and is brought to life wherever there is light, fire, and a storyteller.
Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle board game.
Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.
Illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Describes the day-to-day life of an early nineteenth-century New England family throughout the changing seasons.