Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June-September Caldecott Calendar: Father's Day + Summer

Late again! I found very little specifically for June, July, or August so I'm combining those couple titles into this summer installment of my Caldecott Calendar.

All of my posts for this project (including updates) can be found here or by clicking on 'Caldecott Calendar' in the header up top. My personal favorites will be marked with an asterisk (*). This post may be updated to correct errors, omissions, etc. as we go. Let me know in the comments if you notice anything that should be fixed or added!

Father's Day

Owl Moon, written by Jane Yolen & illustrated by John Schoenherr
1988 Caldecott Medal
A snowy, winter setting doesn't exactly fit with this time of year (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway!) but it's the only Caldecott book focusing on a father and child that I've been able to find so far!


The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909, written & illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen
1984 Caldecott Medal
This non-fiction picture book chronicles all the work leading up to a milestone flight over 100 years ago.

*A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, written & illustrated by Marla Frazee
2009 Caldecott Honor
I just love Marla Frazee's illustrations -- and the contradictions between the text and the artwork are hilarious! A perfect, fun summer read.

Flotsam, illustrated by David Wiesner
2007 Caldecot Medal
A wordless summer beach adventure/mystery.

Blackout, written & illustrated by John Rocco
2012 Caldecott Honor
It isn't summer without at least one blackout, right?

This One Summer, written by Mariko Tamaki & illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
2015 Caldecott Honor
This is a YA graphic novel which is unusual for a Caldecott pick and definitely not for little kids. It also received a Printz Honor.

Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888, written by Ernest Lawrence Thayer & illustrated by Christopher H. Bing
2001 Caldecott Honor
Summer and baseball just go together, so it seems a good time of year to read this a classic poem.

McElligot's Pool, written & illustrated by Dr. Seuss
1948 Caldecott Honor
It's never been one of my own pastimes, but fishing still makes me think of summer!

*The Relatives Came, written by Cynthia Rylant & illustrated by Stephen Gammell
1986 Caldecott Honor
My son loves this book -- and it has a pretty stellar combination of author and illustrator, if you ask me!

*Blueberries for Sal, written & illustrated by Robert McCloskey
1949 Caldecott Honor
A classic for a reason!

Time of Wonder, written & illustrated by Robert McCloskey
1958 Caldecott Medal
A lengthy, gentle summertime book.

One Morning in Maine, written & illustrated by Robert McCloskey
1953 Caldecott Honor
A time of year isn't stated in the text, but I think of this as a summer book!

*The Storm Book, written by Charlotte Zolotow & illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
1953 Caldecott Honor
As we are expecting a summer storm today, this one is feeling particularly seasonally appropriate!

Houses from the Sea, written by Alice E. Goudey & illustrated by Adrienne Adams
1960 Caldecott Honor
A day at the beach collecting seashells is classic summer.

The Moon Jumpers by Janice May Udry, Maurice Sendak
1960 Caldecott Honor
This lesser known Sendak book takes place on a moonlit summer night.

Hide and Seek Fog, written by Alvin Tresselt & illustrated by Roger Duvoisin
1966 Caldecott Honor
A fog rolls into a village by the sea.

Updated: September 26, 2018

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