Ramona the Pest

by Beverly Cleary

original illustrator: Louis Darling

Age: 5 and up    (good too for older, beginning readers)

Interests: kindergarten, school, siblings

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The Little Island

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1947

The Little Island

Margaret Wise Brown, author

Leonard Weisgard, illustrator

New York: Doubleday, 1946

40 pp.

Age: 3 +

Interests: nature, animals, birds, boats, islands

By the same author: Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny

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The Big Snow

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNTER – 1949

The Big Snow

Berta and Elmer Hader

New York: Macmillan, 1948

43 pp.

Ages: 3 +

Interests: animals, birds, seasons, nature, snow, winter

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White Snow Bright Snow


CALDECOTT WINNER – 1948

White Snow Bright Snow

Alvin Tresselt, author

Roger Duvoisin, illustrator

New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1947

27 pp.

Ages: 3 +

Interests: winter, snow, seasons

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