Caldecott Medal

Book Review: Interrupting Chicken

Interrupting Chicken
Author: 
Stein, David Ezra
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

Papa is trying to read little red chicken a story at bedtime, but she keeps interrupting. She can’t help herself! She inserts herself into the story of Hansel & Gretel. She jumps into the story of Little Red Riding Hood. She changes the story of Chicken Little. Will little red chicken ever stop interrupting and go to sleep? Find out when you read this story.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Hello Lighthouse

Hello Lighthouse
Author: 
Blackall, Sophie
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

From the cutaway of the inside of a lighthouse to the rescue of shipwrecked sailors, Hello Lighthouse, a beautifully designed book by Sophie Blackall, is sure to fascinate children and the adults who read to them! Intriguing illustrations and information illuminate the daily life of lighthouses and their keepers. Hello Lighthouse is the 2019 Caldecott Medal winner. It is just right for repetitive readings for children ages 4 - 10.

Reviewer's Name: 
Barbara

Book Review: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Book Review: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Author: 
Steptoe, Javaka
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

This is a beautiful book. It won the Caldecott Medal, so that's saying something. The artwork is fantastic. The book tells the story of Jean-Michel Basquiat's life in a free form jazz-inspired style. I'm not familiar with Jean-Michel Basquiat's work and now I want to see it for myself. There's a biography in the back. I only read this book once to my daughter. If I had read it more than once, I'd probably give it 5 stars.

Reviewer's Name: 
vfranklyn

Book Review: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

Book Review: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Author: 
Santat, Dan
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

My daughter and I just LOVE this book. Beekle is beautifully illustrated, it's the 2015 Caldecott Award winner, but even more so, the story is wonderful. You feel for Beekle as he searches for his person, and rejoice when he finds her. Little details in the book make it interesting for adults when read multiple times. Beekle is sweet and beautiful, bittersweet and inspiring. A must-read picture book.

Reviewer's Name: 
vfranklyn
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