Song of the Swallows

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1950

Song of the Swallows

by Leo Politi

New York: Scribner, 1949

31 pp.

Age: 3 +

Interests: birds, migration, Spanish language, American history, seasons, gardens

Next: natural history books about birds, birdwatching

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The Egg Tree

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1951

The Egg Tree

Katherine Milhous

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1950

29 pp.

Age: 3 +

Interests: Easter, crafts, country life, traditions

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The Magic Fishbone

subtitle: “A Holiday Romance from the Pen of Miss Alice Rainbird, Aged Seven”

by Charles Dickens

originally published 1868

this edition: illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, Vanguard Press, New York, 1953

36 pp.

Age: 4 +

Interests: magic, fairies, princesses

Also by this author (for children): The Cricket on the Hearth, A Christmas Carol

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Clown

by Quentin Blake

London: Jonathan Cape, 1995

29 pp.

Age: 3 +

Interests: toys, clowns, city

Also by this author: All Join In, Mister Magnolia

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The Story About Ping

Marjorie Flack, author

Kurt Wiese, illustrator

New York: Viking, 1933

31 pp.

Age: 2 +

Interests: birds, duck, river, China, boats

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