2013 Caldecott Winners

This Award has been given annually by the American Library Association since 1938.  It is offered "to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." 


Caldecott Winner!!!

bookcover of THIS IS NOT MY HAT  by Jon KlassenTHIS IS NOT MY HAT
by Jon Klassen

**Starred Review** School Library Journal
**Starred Review** ALA BookList
**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** Horn Book




When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it's a good thing that enormous fish won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened.

Accelerated Reading Info: not available 
Page Count: 40
--sample pages available


Caldecott Honorees


bookcover of CREEPY CARROTS! by Aaron ReynoldsCREEPY CARROTS!
by Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by Peter Brown

**Starred Review** Publisher's Weekly 
**Starred Review** Kirkus

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around. Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.




Reading Information:
Word Count: 435
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 2.3 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 151429


bookcover of Extra YarnEXTRA YARN
by Mac Barnett
illustrated by  Jon Klassen

**Starred Review** School Library Journal
**Starred Review** Publisher'sWeekly 
**Starred Review** ALA BookList

A monochrome town gets a change of color and attitude with the help of a box of yarn and a girl named Annabelle.



Word Count: 566
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 3.2 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 148457
Lexile: AD620L
--sample pages available


bookcover of GREEN by Laura Vaccaro Seeger GREEN
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

**Starred Review** School Library Journal
**Starred Review** Publisher'sWeekly 
**Starred Review** ALA BookList
**Starred Review** Kirkus
**Starred Review** Horn Book

How many kinds of green are there? There's the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea.



Accelerated Reading Info: not available
Page Count: 32


bookcover of One Cool FriendONE COOL FRIEND
by Toni Buzzeo
David Small (Illustrator)

**Starred Review** School Library Journal
**Starred Review** Publisher's Weekly

"May I please have a penguin?"  When Elliot's dad say's YES, he thought they were talking about a stuffed pet.

Caldecott Medallist David Small and Toni Buzzeo have tons of fun with this mischievous tale.

Word Count: 591
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 3.1 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 148133
 Lexile: AD620L 


bookcover of SLEEP LIKE A TIGER by Mary LogueSLEEP LIKE A TIGER
by Mary Logue,
Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

**Starred Review** School Library Journal
**Starred Review** Publisher'sWeekly 
**Starred Review** ALA BookList
**Starred Review** Kirkus

“Does everything in the world go to sleep?” the little girl asks. In dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides “in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,” she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger.

Word Count: 473
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 2.9 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 154173

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