2011 Caldecott Medal

Caldecott Medal Winner: A Sick Day for Amos

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By Illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead 

When Amos McGee falls ill, his friends from the zoo—an elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros and owl—strike out to visit their sick friend at home. This loving story of caring and loyalty makes this book perfect for sharing with friends.

Caldecott Honoree: Interrupting Chicken

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By Written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein  

From the author of Pouch! (Putnam, 2009) comes a bedtime story full of classic fairytales stalled by the tender heart and big mouth of Little Red Chicken. Her hilarious, yet sincere, warnings to Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood and Chicken Little leave her father no choice but to ask her to write her own bedtime story.

Caldecott Winner! Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

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By Illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill 

Lush illustrations will draw little readers in to hear the real-life story of a South Carolinian potter known for inscribing lines of his poetry into the wet clay of his exceptionally large pots. Additional clues about Dave's life hide in the landscapes that depict a culture of long ago.

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