Week of January 17, 2021 - TK - Caldecott Award
A Ball for Daisy, by Chris Raschka Caldecott Medal 2012
Daisy learns a valuable lesson when her favorite ball is ruined by another dog.
Kitten's First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes Caldecott Medal 2005
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
Activity Kitten and Daisy coloring sheet
Week of January 17, 2021 - Kindergarten - Caldecott Award
My Friend Rabbit, by Eric Rohmann Caldecott Medal 2003
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.
Little Elliot, Big City, by Mike Curato
A little elephant has a hard time reaching a cupcake counter until he meets Mouse, who is even smaller and they team up for success.
Activity My Friend Rabbit coloring sheet
Week of January 17, 2021 - First Grade - Caldecott Award
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, by Simms Taback Caldecott Medal 2000
A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.
I Had a Favorite Dress, by Boni Ashburn
A young girl loves her favorite dress, but when it gets worn, goes out of fashion, or she grows too big to fit, her mother fixes up her old favorite into something new.
The Good for Nothing Button, by Charise Mericle Harper
Yellow Bird has found a button and wants to share it with Red Bird and Blue Bird. This is just an ordinary button. It does not do anything when you press it. And that is something!
Video Hear the story read aloud by amandpmstorytime.
Crafty Connection Sewing project
Bookmark for At-Home Activity Sewing project Link
Week of January 17, 2021 - Second Grade - Caldecott Award
Welcoming Immigrants and Celebrating Heritage
The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney Caldecott Medal 2010
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
Video Hear this wordless picture book interpreted by StoryTimeMomShy
My Name is Sangoel, by Karen Williams
As a refugee from Sudan in Central Africa to the United States, a little boy is frustrated that no one can pronounce his name correctly until one day he finds a clever way to solve the problem.
Video here this story read aloud on Vimeo
Activity Check out these rebus brainteasers and then see if you can write your own name as a rebus.
Jalapeno Bagels, by Natasha Wing
Pablo wants to take a treat from his family's bakery to school to reflect his culture, but he has a hard time deciding between his mother's Mexican sweets and his father's Jewish treats.
Video Hear this story read by Erin Legorreta
Website Los Bagels, a multicultural bakery
Recipe Los Bagels Bakery Chango Bars
Bookmark Chango Bars Recipe Link
Week of January 17, 2021 - Third Grade - Caldecott Award
Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey Caldecott Medal 1942
Mother and Father Mallard search for the perfect home to raise their family in this Caldecott Award winner that illustrates the city of Boston in such detail that a police officer's shoe size can be observed.
A story based on a true rescue traces the adventures of a duck family that is separated when the ducklings fall through the slats of the town's storm drain and are saved by three firemen who return them to their mother.
Week of January 17, 2021 - Fourth Grade - Caldecott Award
Song of the Swallows, by Leo Politi Caldecott Medal 1950
A story of friendship between a little boy in the town of Capistrano and the gardener and bell-ringer at the Mission San Juan Capistrano as they welcome the swallows as they come flying in over the sea from Argentina on March 19, St. Joseph's Day.
Video Will the Swallows Return to Capistrano?
Video Leo Politi's Los Angeles KPCC Interview Leo Politi was known as the Artist of City of Angels and before it was a popular notion, was protesting the demolition of buildings and neighborhoods in the name of "progress."
Activity Song of the Swallows coloring sheet
Week of January 17, 2021 - Fifth Grade
Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Awards
Balderdash! John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books, by Michelle Markel
Before his name graced golden seals on the covers of books for children, John Newbery was a humble printer with big dreams. In lively language set in attractive, varying fonts, Markel describes the world of literature when Newbery was alive: there were plenty of adventure stories for adults, but kids were left with "preachy poems and fables" and "manuals that told them where to stand, how to sit, not to laugh, and scores of other rules." He loved reading as a child, went on to work as a printer, and then made a groundbreaking decision to write and market entertaining, silly stories for children.
This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen Caldecott Medal 2013
A little fish makes off with the hat of a sleeping bigger fish, but his hopes of getting away with the theft may not turn out like he planned.
Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt De La Pena
Newbery Medal, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Honor 2016
When his grandmother teaches him to look with a discerning eye and notice the wonders all around him , a young boy learns to appreciate the beauty in what he has and how he can contribute to his community.
New Kid, by Jerry Craft
In a story that mirrors the author's own life experiences, 7th grader Jordan Banks is sent to a prestigious school where he is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade and finds himself caught between two worlds, not really fitting into either one.
Video Interview with author/illustrator Jerry Craft, winner of multiple awards in 2020 for his graphic novel New Kid, including the Newbery and the Coretta Scott King Award.